Bentley Systems upwardly revises IPO price range, aims for $5.5 billion valuation

(Reuters) - Software development company Bentley Systems Inc BSY.O on Tuesday revised its targeted price range for its upcoming initial public offering, which could value the company at about $5.49 billion (4.28 billion pounds).

The company plans to sell 10.75 million shares in the IPO at a target range of $19 to $21 per share, according to a filing It had earlier expected it to be priced between $17 and $19 per share.

Bentley expects to raise up to $225.7 million from the IPO.

A host of companies have filed for U.S. initial public offerings this year during one of the busiest IPO periods in recent history, as businesses rush to take advantage of ample investor appetite for new stocks.

Bentley, which was founded in 1984, develops, manufactures and sells software solutions for infrastructure operations.

Goldman Sachs & Co, BofA Securities and RBC Capital Markets are among the underwriters for the IPO.

Reporting by Madhvi Pokhriyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri