(Reuters) – Shares of McAfee Corp <MCFE.O> fell 7% in their market debut on Thursday, marking a disappointing opening for the cyber security firm after it raised about $620 million in its initial public offering.
The offering marks a return to public markets for McAfee, which was bought by Intel Corp <INTC.O> in 2011.
It was then turned into a joint venture with TPG Capital in a deal which valued the company at $4.2 billion, including debt. Thoma Bravo took a minority stake in McAfee in 2017.
“The markets we play in are large, growing and important and we realize there’s a great need for what we bring to the table,” McAfee Chief Executive Officer Peter Leav told Reuters. “We are going to invest in our fast-growing consumer business and in our enterprise businesses, where there’s a need for a broader portfolio.”
The cyber security firm’s IPO comes in the wake of strong market debuts from gaming platform Unity Software Inc <U.N> and online prescription drug firm GoodRx <GDRX.O>.
(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru and Chibuike Oguh in New York; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)