Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as joint book-running managers in connection with the $264 million initial public offering of 15,525,000 shares of common stock of Splunk, Inc., including 2,025,000 shares from the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. Of these shares, Splunk offered 14,532,278 shares and the selling stockholders offered 992,722 shares. The common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “SPLK.”

Based in San Francisco, California, Splunk provides an innovative software platform that enables organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence by harnessing the value of their data.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partners Martin A. Wellington and Sarah K. Solum and associates Christopher J. Kodama, Jacqueline M. Pace and Danielle Moore Burton. Associate Emma Maconick and New York associate Daniel Ray provided intellectual property advice. Partner Rachel D. Kleinberg and New York associates Juelle Gomes and Una Au provided tax advice. New York counsel Marcie A. Goldstein provided FINRA advice. New York associate Catherine L. Martin provided ‘40 Act advice. Washington DC partner John B. Reynolds III and associate Jeanine P. McGuinness provided economics sanctions advice. Kimberly Kakade and Haniya H. Mir were the legal assistants on the transaction. Except as noted above, all members of the Davis Polk team were based in the Menlo Park office.



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