11 Sep 2023

SoftBank's $ARM IPO is coming up

The chip designer aims to raise ~$5B, targeting a valuation of $50B-$55B. It's the largest US IPO since $RIVN in 2021. Note that SoftBank’s $50bn flotation of Arm is more than five times oversubscribed, according to bankers pitching investors on the biggest initial public offering in nearly two years, as the UK-based chip designer forecast accelerating revenue growth boosted by the artificial intelligence boom. Despite investor concerns about a drop in profits in Arm’s most recent quarter amid a smartphone industry slowdown and the company’s exposure to multiple risks in China, advisers working on the Nasdaq listing said there was “little price sensitivity among investors”, many of whom would be forced to buy because of Arm’s inclusion in indices. Here's a snapshot of its FY 2023 income satement by App Economy Insights


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