MYOB raises $833m in Aussie IPO

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MYOB raises $833m in Aussie IPO

Book build reaches top end of expectations.

Australian accounting software company MYOB raised $833 million in the country's biggest initial public offer so far in 2015, reaching the upper end of the amount it had hoped to get.

The company sold about 228 million shares for $3.65 each, compared to its target range of $3 to $4 a share.

That would give the company a market capitalisation of about $2.1 billion, as its current owner, US private equity giant Bain Capital, keeps a 58 percent stake and company managers hold another 3 percent.

MYOB CEO TIM Reed said listing on Monday - with shares to start trading at midday - would be a proud day for the company.

"In the past six years as a private company, we've transformed MYOB into a wonderfully innovative business that continues to focus on the needs and challenges of SMEs," he said.

In 2011, Boston-based Bain bought MYOB from Australian private equity firm Archer capital for about $1.2 billion, its first major foray in Australia.

MYOB's return to the sharemarket on Monday, the country's largest IPO since health insurer Medibank Private in November, will be closely watched by investors anxious for cues on the outlook for an IPO market that has softened in 2015 as the sharemarket has become volatile.

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Australia, Merrill Lynch Equities and UBS AG were joint lead managers on the offer, while Australian firm Reunion Capital was financial adviser

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