Successful Seraphine IPO sees it valued at £150m
Fast-expanding maternity wear brand Seraphine has completed its share listing plans with news of the successful pricing of its LSE Main Market IPO at 295p per Ordinary Share. That gives it a market valuation of just over £150 million as conditional share trading starts on Tuesday. Full trading begins on Friday.
The offer was made up of almost 21 million new shares issued by the firm to raise gross proceeds of around £61 million, plus nearly five million shares being sold by existing shareholders. It meant the total offer size was £75.5 million and represented 50.3% of the firm’s issued share capital.
It comes after a busy period for the brand. It was sold to Mayfair Equity Partners and the management team by its founder and original backers late last year, fetching £50 million. News came just a few months later that it was considering an IPO.
CEO David N Williams said: “We are absolutely delighted to be starting our journey as a public company by joining the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, raising our profile and providing us with the platform to achieve our international growth plans. I am pleased with the strong level of support we received for our IPO and I would like to welcome our new shareholders to the register.
“This next step in the company’s journey will see us building on our existing strong fundamentals, reaching more customers worldwide and continuing to deliver innovative designs that support the journey of motherhood.”
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