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Home security firm ADT files for $100 million IPO

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ADT, a Florida-based home security company owned by Apollo Global Management, has filed for a $100 million IPO (placeholder figure, with Renaissance Capital estimating it could raise $1.5 billion).

Why it matters: This could be private equity's first test case under the new tax regime. For starters: How will Apollo and the IRS determine when the clock begins on carried interest, given that Apollo acquired ADT just last year, but merged it with a pair of smaller companies it acquired in July 2015? Either way, expect Apollo to hold onto more shares than it would have under current tax law, given that even the original purchases came within the new three-year window for carry consideration.