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The ZoomInfo IPO slipped through our fingers in the last news cycle, so we’re going to capture up.
Established in 2000, the company has had a somewhat complicated history. ZoomInfo raised a Series A in 2004, according to Crunchbase data, but that’s where its funding history stops. The firm, a SaaS operation that supplies information on service people, later sold itself to personal equity company Great Hill Partners in 2017 for a reported$ 240 million. That wasn’t the end, nevertheless. ZoomInfo was later sold to DiscoverOrg for an amount reported to be more than$500 million. DiscoverOrg is a sales and marketing services business based in Washington state that has raised money from personal equity. As you can picture offered the deals ZoomInfo has actually gone through, the business’s accounting
is a mess to understand. It’s latest S-1/ A has the following wording to explain what the IPO encompasses, simply to offer you a taste: Immediately following this offering, ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. will be a holding company, and its sole material property will be a managing equity interest in ZoomInfo HoldCo, which will be a holding company whose sole material property will be a controlling equity interest in ZoomInfo OpCo. ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. will run and manage all of business and affairs of ZoomInfo OpCo through ZoomInfo HoldCo and, through ZoomInfo OpCo and its subsidiaries, perform our service. Following this offering, ZoomInfo OpCo will be the predecessor of ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. for financial reporting purposes … You don’t require to understand all that. Instead, today, let’s take a couple of minutes to dig into the business’s current profits outcomes, and its valuation. How is the market valuing this company? And did its previous owners succeed to pay as much as they provided for the company? IPO fundamentals Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.