Lindows Backs Out of IPO

Lindows announced Wednesday that it has postponed a previously announced IPO (initial public offering) of its common stock due to adverse market conditions. Lindows Inc., which is the process of changing its name to Linspire as part of a worldwide settlement reached in its trademark infringement case with Microsoft, is keeping its S-1 registration statement on file with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). Because of this, the company may still proceed with an IPO later.

In its S-1, Lindows had stated that it intended to issue 4.4 million shares at $9 to $11 a share, which could raise as much as $48.4 million.

"Lindows won't be forced into a cut-rate IPO by a fickle stock market. We are fortunate to have cash in the bank, and we owe it to our stockholders to wait until market conditions and public company valuations improve before we proceed with a public offering," Michael Robertson, chairman and CEO of Lindows, said in a statement.

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News source: Yahoo! News - Technology

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