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Fastly files for IPO, with class A shares to list on NYSE

Tomi Kilgore

Fastly Inc. has filed Friday for an initial public offering of class A shares. The "edge cloud" platform company, which allows developers to deliver digital experiences "at the edge of the internet," hasn't determined the number of shares it will sell. Fastly will have a dual class share structure, with class A shares entitled to one vote and class B shares entitled to 10 votes. The company has applied to have its class A shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol "FSLY." Fastly recorded a net loss of $30.9 million on revenue of $144.6 million in 2018, after a loss of $32.5 million on revenue of $104.9 million in 2017. The lead underwriters of the IPO are BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Credit Suisse. The company is looking to go public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF has rallied 29% year to date and the S&P 500 has gained 16%.