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Cloud file sharing company Box started its new chapter as a publicly traded entity today with a bang, closing out at $23.23, up 15 percent from $20.20, where it debuted this morning, and up more than 65 percent from the $14 per share price that Box set yesterday.

Bloomberg pegged Box’s valuation at roughly $2.7 billion.

Box raised $175 million in the initial public offering (IPO).

Box’s first-day performance falls right in line with recent successful IPOs from New Relic and Hortonworks.

And the news bodes well for other privately held file-sharing companies.

Even so, some have argued that a pop like those Box, New Relic, and others have picked up lately might look good to the public but might not necessarily be in a company’s best interests.

Nevertheless, several people watching the IPO were expecting a reasonable pop, and that’s precisely how things turned out.


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