Marqeta Inc. priced its initial public offering at $27 a share late Tuesday, well above its expected range.
shares are scheduled to begin trading Wednesday on the Nasdaq under the ticker “MQ.”
The company had estimated shares to be priced between $20 and $24 apiece. With 45 million Class A shares, that would raise about $1.2 billion at $27 a share.
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Underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and other underwriters will have the option for an additional 6.8 million shares to cover overallotments. Should all options be exercised, that would give Marqeta a valuation of about $15 billion at 537 million shares total.
The Oakland, Calif.-based company, which provides payments infrastructure services, derives a whopping 70% of its revenue from its largest customer, Square Inc.
and competes with companies like privately held Stripe Inc.