Violin Memory, a US-based corporate venturing-backed maker of data storage equipment, has hired investment banks JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and BoA Merrill Lynch for its expected flotation.

Newswire Bloomberg said Violin’s market valuation could be about $2bn and in July last year news provider Wall Street Journal  said it had planned to have listed by April 2012.

In May, however, Violin privately raised $80m from investors, according to a spokeswoman.

The company said in a filing it had raised $74m of…

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