March 31, 2021

Coursera to raise US $519m in US IPO at over US$4b valuation

By ellen

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Online education provider Coursera said on Tuesday (March 30) it priced its initial public offering (IPO) in New York at US$33 (S$44.50) apiece, the higher end of its target range that gives the company a valuation of about US$4.30 billion.

At this price, the company will raise about US$519 million.

Coursera was among the companies to have benefited from a surge in demand for online learning platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Its revenue rose 59 per cent to US$293.5 million for the year ended Dec 31, 2020, the company had said in March while filing for the IPO.

The IPO includes around 14.7 million shares of its common stock, Coursera said in a statement, adding that its selling shareholders were offering around 1.1 million shares.

The company’s shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “COUR,” it said.

Coursera’s platform, used by more than 3,700 colleges and universities, offers courses on machine learning, cloud computing and language learning.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs are the lead underwriters for the offering, while Citigroup and UBS Investment Bank are acting as the additional bookrunners.