Birkenstock prices US IPO conservatively at $46 per share

Birkenstock prices US IPO conservatively at $46 per share


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German premium footwear Birkenstock


The IPO raised about $1.48 billion based on 32.3 million shares sold and values the company at about $9.3 billion on a fully diluted basis.

Birkenstock is the fourth major company to launch a U.S. IPO in the last four weeks following those of chip designer Arm Holdings , grocery delivery app Instacart and marketing automation platform Klaviyo.

The slew of recent listings briefly raised hopes of a broad recovery in equity capital markets after a nearly 18-month dry spell. However, the three newly listed companies gave up most of their share price gains in the days following their IPOs, raising concerns over the near-term outlook for new stock market launches.

While shares of Arm and Klaviyo still trade above their IPO price, Instacart’s stock is now worth less than its IPO value.

Birkenstock was founded in 1774 in the German village of Langen-Bergheim by Johannes Birkenstock and his younger brother Johann Adam Birkenstock, who were both shoemakers. The Birkenstock family ran the business for six generations after its founding.

The brand has been seeking to position itself as a fashionable item worn by models and celebrities. Barbie

L CattertonBernard ArnaultLouis VuittonMoet Hennessy

After the IPO, L Catterton will hold an 82.8% stake in Birkenstock and control a majority of the combined voting power of its outstanding shares.

Birkenstock’s shares will start trading on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “BIRK”.
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Birkenstock’s IPO pricing was reported by the Wall Street Journal earlier on Tuesday.

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