Jan 14 (Reuters) - The private equity owners of
enterprise-software maker Genesys have chosen underwriters for a
U.S. initial public offering (IPO), a person familiar with the
matter told Reuters on Friday.
Owners Permira Holdings and Hellman & Friedman have tapped
JPMorgan Chase & Co, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Inc among
other underwriters for a U.S. listing of the company this year,
the person said.
The IPO could value Genesys at more than $30 billion, but a
final decision has not been made and the company's owners could
still pursue other options, according to Bloomberg News, which
earlier reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-14/genesys-is-said-to-tap-investment-banks-for-ipo-this-year?sref=WJKVI5nK
The call-center technology provider was valued at $21
billion in December, after raising https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/genesys-valued-21-bln-after-latest-funding-round-2021-12-06
$580 million in a funding round led by Salesforce Ventures.
JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Hellman and Permira declined to
comment. Genesys and Morgan Stanley did not immediately respond
to Reuters' requests for comments outside regular business
Genesys counts payments company PayPal and
Microsoft as its clients and offers a wide range of
call center services through products driven by cloud
Genesys also provides services in partnership with
Accenture, Amazon Web Services, IBM and Verizon
. The company had previously said its cloud and
subscription bookings more than doubled year-over-year from
February till July 2021.
(Reporting by Krystal Hu in New York and Shivani Tanna in
Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Bhargav Acharya; Editing by