Veeva Systems Files for $150M IPO

Published September 11, 2013

| Reuters

Life sciences-focused software company Veeva Systems Inc filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering of its common stock.

Veeva, which competes with Oracle Corp, provides web-based software for pharmaceutical representatives that allows them to track drug information and to provide documentation and data to their sales forces.

The company's clients include some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world such as Novartis AG, Merck & Co Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Bayer AG.

Reuters reported in April that Pleasanton, California-based Veeva was planning an IPO that could come in the third quarter.

Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Veeva told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus on Wednesday.

The filing did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or their expected price. (http://link.reuters.com/rym92v)

Veeva, which intends to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "VEEV," said that net proceeds from the offering would be used for working capital purposes.

The company, which received $4 million in funding from venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners LP in 2008, reported a profit of $599,000 on revenue of $61.2 million in 2012.

Emergence Capital is Veeva's largest shareholder with a more than 30 percent stake.

The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees. The final size of the IPO could be different.

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