Norwalk, CT (Vocus) November 17, 2010
KAYAK Software Corporation today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering consisting of common stock to be sold by the company and by certain of its stockholders.
The amount of securities offered will be determined by market conditions and other factors at the time of the offering. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.
Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities (representatives of the underwriters) will be the joint book-running managers for the offering. Piper Jaffray, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel and Pacific Crest Securities are acting as co-managers. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained for free, by visiting the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus, by contacting:
- Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, telephone 1-866-718-1649, or by sending email to prospectus(at)morganstanley(dot)com
- Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, NJ 07311-3988, telephone 1-800-503-4611, or by sending email to prospectusrequest(at)list(dot)db(dot)com.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
In this press release and in related comments by our management, our use of the words “expect,” “anticipate,” “possible,” “potential,” “target,” “believe,” “commit,” “intend,” “continue,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “project,” “projected,” “positioned” or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements that represent our current judgment about possible future events. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results, and our actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important factors. Among other items, such factors might include that: we may be unable to maintain or establish relationships with travel suppliers and online travel agents, or OTAs; we primarily depend on a single third party to provide our airfare search results; competition from general search engine companies and other travel companies could adversely affect us; if travel suppliers or OTAs choose not to advertise with us or choose to reduce or even eliminate the fees they pay us, our financial performance could be materially adversely affected; if we do not continue to innovate and provide tools and services that are useful to travelers, and if we are unable to retain or motivate key personnel or hire, retain and motivate qualified personnel we may not remain competitive, and our revenues and operating results could suffer; we may be unable to maintain and increase KAYAK brand awareness and preference; and we have limited international experience and may be limited in our ability to expand into international markets.
KAYAK Software Corporation Overview
We provide free web and mobile services to help people find and manage their travel. Our search tools compare information from hundreds of travel sites at once, including supplier websites and online agencies. Our travel management service allows users to easily consolidate booking receipts from different travel sites into one simple itinerary. We have local websites in 14 countries outside the US, including the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and India, and we offer free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
Robert Birge, Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: (203) 899-3100