Bats Global Markets could begin IPO roadshow this week

Bats Global Markets Inc. is taking another shot at going public and could begin courting investors as soon as this week, according a source cited by Bloomberg

With a total market value of about $2 billion, the Lenexa, Kan.-based securities firm would be the biggest company to launch an IPO this year.

Only nine other companies have listed on American exchanges in a year of volatility and shaky investor confidence, the slowest start to a year since the Great Recession.

Bats attempted to go public on its own exchange four years ago, but failed due to an error in its software. The company is again planning to list itself under the ticker symbol BATS, according to its prospectus.

Read more: Bloomberg


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