Snowflake’s buzzy IPO just got a little more buzzy

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Cloud-data software maker Snowflake priced its initial public offering at $120 a share, above the marketed range, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company planned to sell 28 million shares for $100 to $110 each, a range that was boosted from $75 to $85, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Snowflake, founded in 2012, is a rare challenger to Amazon as a provider of public cloud storage and services. In the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31, Snowflake’s revenue soared 174% to $264.7 million compared with the previous fiscal year, the company reported. In the sixth months that ended July 31, sales were $242 million, a 133% year-over-year increase.

The offering is being led by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Snowflake’s shares are expected to begin trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNOW.

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