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Mead Johnson going IPO

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I remember reading this last year, this morning I read it from Yahoo Finance. Here is the prospectus at SEC, and here is a glimpse at IPOHome. It looks like they are going to IPO on Feb 10 (from the roadshow, again from IPOHome).

enfamil infant formula pic

I think most people heard about their product enfamil (Amazon, Wiki), the infant formula, whether one has kids or not. For instance, I don’t have kids now, but I bought some enfamil for my friends back in China last year. On first glance, this is a good IPO. If they trade around the $21 to $24 range (the IPO price range), I may get some. In this recessionary environment, I think most parents still feed their infants with best formula (if possible). This is especially true back in China.

Mead Johnson was a division of Bristol Myers Squibb before this IPO. Some background about this spinoff from the deal. The company plans to pay 20 cents quartly dividend. Like the EMC/VMWare spinoff, the parent company is only selling a minority stake (12.5%, according to Reuters). I think this combined with current market condition, is the reasons why this IPO did not receive much attention lately.

Snapshot: offering 25 million shares, range $21 to $24, expected date week of Feb 9. Dividend (proposed): 80 cents per year.

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