Ferrari Files For IPO

Late last year Fiat Chrysler announced plans to spin off Ferrari into a separate company, and after a long wait that process has finally become official. The Prancing Horse has now filed the necessary prospectus and other documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to hold an initial public offering on The New York Stock Exchange. The paperwork doesn’t mention a specific date for the Italian sports car maker’s IPO, but it’s expected sometime in October.

At this point, the documents also don’t include some other vital data about the IPO. Ferrari lists neither the number of shares being offered nor their price. The company also doesn’t have a stock symbol yet. UBS, BofA Merrill Lynch and Santander are acting as joint book runners for the deal.

As part of the IPO, FCA initially intends to sell 10 percent of Ferrari’s shares on the stock market. Another 10 percent of the company still belongs to Piero Ferrari. FCA is holding onto the remaining 80 percent in the short term for financial reasons but intends to distribute them to shareholders in early 2016. After the spin-off, about 24 percent of Ferrari would be owned by Exor, 10 percent by Piero Ferrari, and 66 percent by public shareholders, according to the SEC documents.

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne believes that Ferrari could be worth over $11 billion, although his estimate might be slightly high. According to Reuters, Wall Street is actually putting the value somewhere between $5.5 billion and $11 billion. If you’re thinking about investing in the company or just want to read the nitty-gritty about the brand’s financial health, the entire SEC filing can be read online.

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