“As a leading source of imagery products to government and commercial markets, DigitalGlobe is a fitting addition to the world’s leading marketplace for technology-based companies,” said Scott R. Cutler, NYSE Euronext EVP and Head of Listings, Americas. “We congratulate DigitalGlobe on the successful completion of its IPO and look forward to a beneficial and lasting partnership with the company and its shareholders.”
DigitalGlobe is the fourth domestic initial public offering to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange this year following Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN), which raised $828 million in proceeds; Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST), which raised $129 million in proceeds, and Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), which raised $163 million in proceeds.
Year-to-date, companies raised more capital on NYSE Euronext markets through IPOs than any other exchange in the world, with a total of $1.630 billion in proceeds from ten IPOs. The New York Stock Exchange also leads the domestic IPO market in 2009, listing 100 percent of initial public offerings qualified to list on its market.
Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe ( http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial high resolution world imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management as well as internet portals and navigation technology.
Our products and services provide customers and end users with up-to-date and historical earth imagery, enabling them to efficiently map, monitor, analyze and navigate the physical world. Our two high-resolution imagery satellites offer among the highest collection rates and resolution, and are capable of collecting nearly 1 million square kilometers per day. Upon the launch of WorldView-2, our third satellite, in September or early October 2009, our total collection capabilities are expected to increase to nearly 2 million square kilometers per day, with intra-day visits to those places of greatest interest to our customers.
Imagery is added daily to our ImageLibrary, which currently houses over 600 million square kilometers of high resolution earth imagery, an area greater than four times the earth’s land mass. We believe our ImageLibrary is currently the largest, most-up-to-date imagery source commercially available. With our comprehensive imagery collection and products, we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications.
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.
About NYSE Euronext
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