(Corrects paragraph 3 to change number of outstanding shares
April 17 Shares of Sabre Corp, the
owner of online travel agency Travelocity, rose as much as 7
percent in their market debut after the company sold fewer
shares than expected in its initial public offering and priced
them below the targeted range.
Sabre's shares rose to a high of $17.17 in early trading on
the Nasdaq on Thursday after opening at $16.79.
At the high, the company had an equity value of about $4.44
billion based on the 258.7 million outstanding shares listed in
its IPO filing. Underwriters have the option to buy more shares.
Texas-based Sabre raised $627.2 million from its offering of
39.2 million shares priced at $16 each, below the expected range
Sabre, spun off from American Airlines' parent AMR Corp in
2000, was taken private by TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners
in 2007 for about $5 billion including debt.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner
& Smith and Deutsche Bank were lead underwriters to the
(Reporting By Neha Dimri in Bangalore; Editing by Ted Kerr)