Secondaries are primary for recent IPOs

Contact: Brenon Daly

The IPO window may be slammed shut right now, but the few tech companies that have managed to make it public have found the window wide open when it comes to selling more shares. In the past week or so, QlikTech, RealPage and IntraLinks have all priced their secondary sales. All three companies only came public last summer and have had strong runs since their debuts.

Recall that QlikTech priced its IPO above the expected range, something of a rarity in the current climate. After coming public in mid-July at $10, the stock traded above $20 two months later and has held that level. Shares in the analytics company closed at $23.79 on Tuesday. Incidentally, the company didn’t sell any shares in the offering. Instead, the three main backers (Accel Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners and Stiftelsen Industrifonden) are all lightening their holdings in the 11.5-million-share secondary.

Meanwhile, rental property software provider RealPage put in the paperwork for its follow-on offering just three months after first selling shares to the public. The company sold four million shares, raising about $98m. Another 6.35 million shares came from selling shareholders, notably Apax Partners. Although RealPage initially came public below its expected range at $11, the shares have traded at twice that level since mid-October. RealPage closed Tuesday at $27.90, giving the company a market cap of about $1.8bn.

And IntraLinks priced its 10-million-share offering at $20 each. That’s up substantially from the $13 that the on-demand document management company first sold shares to the public back in early August. IntraLinks is selling two million shares, with the remaining eight million coming from its backers. The stock closed Tuesday at $19.16.