Cummins spinoff Atmus Filtration Technologies has raised $275 million in an initial public offering, pricing its shares in the middle of a marketed range.
The company sold about 14 million shares Thursday for $19.50 each after marketing them for $18 to $21, according to a statement.
At the IPO price, the Nashville, Tennessee-based company has a market value of about $1.6 billion based on the outstanding shares listed in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The listing, the seventh-biggest on a US exchange this year, adds to a slowly brightening market after a dismal first quarter, which was the slowest start to a year since 2016, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Atmus follows the trading debut this month by another spinoff, Johnson & Johnson’s consumer health products company Kenvue Inc. Kenvue’s $4.37 billion offering, including so-called green-shoe shares, has been the only IPO to top $1 billion in the US this year.
Atmus’s Fleetguard products include fuel, air, hydraulic and other filters for commercial vehicles as well as agricultural, construction, mining and power-generation equipment. Reaching 150 countries, the company derived 51% of its net sales last year from the US and Canada.
As a business within Cummins, the unit’s net sales have grown over the past three years, from $1.23 billion in 2020 to $1.56 billion last year, according to the filings. Its $170 million in net income for 2022, though down slightly from the previous year, was a 19% increase from 2020.
Cummins will own 83% of Atmus’s shares and will continue to control the company after the listing, according to the filings.
The offering is being led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. As part of the transaction, the spinoff of Atmus will include a debt-for-equity exchange with the two banks, rather than Cummins selling its shares to the underwriters for cash.
Atmus plans for its shares to begin trading Friday on the the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ATMU.