PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--European Wax Center, Inc. (“EWC” or the “Company”), the largest and fastest-growing franchisor and operator of out-of-home waxing services in the United States, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,600,000 shares of its Class A common stock, including 1,684,794 shares of Class A common stock to be sold by certain existing stockholders, at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. EWC and certain of its existing stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,590,000 shares of EWC’s Class A common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on August 5, 2021 under the ticker symbol “EWCZ,” and the offering is expected to close on August 9, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities, and Jefferies are serving as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Citigroup, Guggenheim Securities, Truist Securities and Baird are serving as bookrunners for the offering. Telsey Advisory Group, Academy Securities, Penserra Securities LLC and R. Seelaus & Co., LLC are serving as co-managers for the offering.
A registration statement relating to this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 4, 2021. This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from any of the following sources: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, 10014; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28555, Attention: Prospectus Department or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10022, by telephone at (877) 821-7388 or by email at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Forward Looking Statements
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About European Wax Center, Inc.
European Wax Center, Inc. is a leading personal care franchise brand founded in 2004. They offer expert wax services from certified Wax Specialists, ensuring that every guest who walks through the door leaves feeling confident—in European Wax Center and themselves. European Wax Center provides guests with a first class, professional waxing experience by the most highly trained estheticians in the industry, within the privacy of clean, individual waxing suites. They’re so certain everyone will love the European Wax Center experience, European Wax Center offers a free complimentary wax to each new guest. European Wax Center continues to revolutionize the waxing category with their innovative, signature Comfort Wax™. This proprietary blend is formulated with the highest quality ingredients to leave skin feeling smooth and make waxing an efficient and relatively painless experience. To help enhance and extend waxing services after leaving the center, European Wax Center offers a full collection of proprietary products in the skincare, body, and brow categories. European Wax Center is a leading wax specialty personal care brand in the United States, and its network now includes 808 centers nationwide.