According to the company's Sept. 14 announcement, GoodRx plans to offer a total of 38.9 million shares worth approximately $970 million. Only 23.4 million shares worth an estimated $570 million will be offered by the company; the rest will be sold by existing shareholders and those proceeds will not go to the company.
The exact timing of the IPO was not specified, but usually once a company sets out a purchase price range, the offering takes place within days.
The $570 million that the company said it is seeking to raise far exceeds the maximum of $100 million the company said it would seek to raise in its initial registration filing on Aug. 28.
Once the shares are offered, Menlo Park private equity firm Silver Lake Partners – which assumed an approximately one-third stake in the company two years ago – has pledged to purchase $100 million worth of the shares in a private placement.
The company intends to use the proceeds to transform itself into a business that more broadly helps “Americans get the health care they need at a price they can afford,” according to the registration filing. “To achieve this, we are building the leading consumer-focused digital health care platform in the United States,” the filing said.
GoodRx was founded by Doug Hirsch and Trevor Bezdek in 2011 as a way to help consumers compare prices for prescription drugs at pharmacies, taking advantage of little-known price variations. The company now has 70,000 pharmacies in its platform; it makes money from fees it charges, either on individual prescription purchase transactions or from pharmacy benefit managers
The prospectus document also revealed that GoodRx paid $14.3 million in cash to acquire HeyDoctor.