JERUSALEM Mobileye N.V., which makes software and cameras that help cars avoid accidents, said on Monday it has launched a road show for its U.S. initial public offering of around $500 million.
The Israeli based company will sell 27.75 million shares - 8.325 million by Mobileye itself and another 19.425 million by the selling shareholders.
Mobileye said it expects the IPO on the New York Stock Exchange to price at $17 to $19 a share and list under the symbol MBLY. That would bring in proceeds of $472 million to $527 million.
The selling shareholders have also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up 4.16 million additional shares to cover any over-allotments.
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are lead underwriters.
The company's collision-avoidance technology is used in more than 3 million vehicles made by the likes of BMW and General Motors.
Mobileye's systems include a windshield-mounted camera that takes pictures of what is in front of the driver. The images are processed and, in real-time, a small device on the dashboard gives the driver audio-visual warnings.
Amnon Shashua, the firm's chairman, and Ziv Aviram, its chief executive, each own 9 percent in the company.
Mobileye's other top shareholders include Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Fidelity Investments, BlackRock, and Enterprise Holdings, the No 1 U.S. car rental company.
Mobileye's revenue doubled to $81.2 million for the year ended Dec. 31. The company swung to a profit of about $20 million in the year from a loss of $53 million a year earlier.
(Reporting by Steven Scheer)