LegalZoom, which provides legal documents and business services to entrepreneurs and small businesses, experienced tailwinds during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company plans to use proceeds from the offering to expand its marketing to new customers and retain existing customers.
“Individuals and small businesses turned to online services given the relative inaccessibility of offline alternatives, and we believe these shifts represent an acceleration of existing trends toward greater adoption of online services,” the company said in its filing.
The company applied for listing under ticker “LZ.” The amount of shares that will be offered, as well as the share price range, has yet to be determined.
Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities, Barclays, JMP Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Jefferies, William Blair and Raymond James will underwrite the offering. Currently . LegalZoom’s largest shareholders are BSG, Francisco Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, GPI Capital Gemini and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
LegalZoom warned of potential risks to its business, including its recent growth not being indicative of its future growth, the highly competitive nature of the legal market and anticipation of increasing expenses which will likely impact profitability.