Trivago, a global hotel search platform, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 26,110,118 American depositary shares (ADSs) representing Class A shares of its affiliate, travel B.V.* (the Company) at $11.00 per ADS. The Company is selling 18,110,091 ADSs, and certain shareholders of the Company are selling 8,000,027 ADSs in the offering.
The Company and the selling shareholders have granted the underwriters the option to purchase up to an additional 3,916,517 ADSs at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discount. The ADSs are expected to begin trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “TRVG” on December 16, 2016. The offering is expected to close on December 21, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s mission is to “be the traveler’s first and independent source of information for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rate.” As of September 30, 2016, trivago’s global hotel search platform offered access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries. trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages.