Braze, a New York-based customer engagement platform, has gone public after pricing its 8 million shares at $65 per share. The stock began trading November 17, 2021 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “BRZE.” Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Barclays are the lead underwriters. Braze’s pre-IPO backers included Meritech Capital Partners, Spark Capital, Battery and ICONIQ.
Braze, Inc. (“Braze”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at a price to the public of $65.00 per share. Braze is offering 6,700,000 shares of Class A common stock and the selling stockholders named in the prospectus are offering 1,300,000 shares of Class A common stock. In addition, Braze has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 800,000 additional shares of Class A common stock at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. Braze will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.
The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “BRZE” on Nov. 17, 2021, and the offering is expected to close on Nov. 19, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan and Barclays are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering. Piper Sandler and William Blair are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity, Cowen, JMP Securities, Needham & Company, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Raymond James and Loop Capital Markets are acting as co-managers for the offering.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing Prospectusfirstname.lastname@example.org; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 1-866-803-9204; or Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 1-888-603-5847.
A registration statement relating to the sale of these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Braze is a leading comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers interactions between consumers and brands they love. With Braze, global brands can ingest and process customer data in real time, orchestrate and optimize contextually relevant, cross-channel marketing campaigns and continuously evolve their customer engagement strategies. Braze has been recognized as one of Fortune’s 2021 Best Workplaces in New York, Fortune’s 2021 Best Workplace for Millennials, and 2021 UK Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Berlin, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.