Off to the races in October: Birkenstock Holding Limited (BIRK proposed), the parent of the iconic German sandal company, unveiled the terms early today for its $1.5 billion IPO: 32.26 million ordinary shares at a price range of $44.00 to $49.00, according to an F-1/A filing dated Oct. 2, 2023. The company is offering 10.75 million shares and the selling stockholder, private equity giant L Catterton, is offering 21.51 million shares. This is a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offering.
The IPO roadshow is set to begin today (Monday, Oct. 2, 2023) with pricing expected on Tuesday night, Oct. 10 – to trade Wednesday, Oct. 11 – on the NYSE.
Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are leading the team of 11 book-runners.
Birkenstock sandals, made in Germany with a design heritage that goes back to 1774, are making fashion waves again – thanks to the buzz from the blockbuster “Barbie” movie this summer.
Cornerstone investors are in for up to an aggregate of $625 million or up to nearly 42 percent of the IPO, according to the prospectus.
Birkenstock Holding Limited, based in London, will have a valuation – or a market cap – of about $8.74 billion, if the IPO is priced at the $46.50 mid-point of the price range.
Today’s filing (F-1/A dated Oct. 2, 2023) follows the congressional vote over the weekend to avert a U.S. government shutdown over the federal budget and September’s run of three big tech IPOs.
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