European Wax Center, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Class A Common Stock
PLANO, Texas, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- European Wax Center, Inc. (“EWC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EWCZ), the largest and fastest-growing franchisor and operator of out-of-home waxing services in the United States, today announced the pricing of a public offering of 5,216,977 shares of its Class A common stock, including 2,851,617 shares of Class A common stock offered by certain selling stockholders affiliated with General Atlantic, L.P. (the “Selling Stockholders”) at a price to the public of $26.25 per share. In connection with the offering, the underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 782,546 shares of Class A common stock from the Company and Selling Stockholders. The offering is expected to close on November 15, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary conditions.
EWC intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to purchase an equivalent number of non-voting common units in EWC Ventures, LLC and corresponding shares of the Company’s Class B common stock. The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock sold by them in the offering. The Company will retain no net proceeds from the offering.
Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities and Jefferies are acting as the joint book-running managers and 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.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from the following sources: c/o Computershare Trust Company, N.A., 150 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021, or by telephone at 781 575 2000; 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.
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will 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.
About European Wax Center, Inc.
European Wax Center, Inc. is a leading personal care franchise brand founded in 2004. The Company offers expert wax services from certified Wax Specialists, ensuring that every guest who walks through the door leaves feeling confident—in European Wax Center, Inc. and themselves. The Company 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 confident everyone will love the experience, European Wax Center, Inc. offers a free complimentary wax to each new guest. The Company continues to revolutionize the waxing category with its 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, Inc. offers a complete collection of proprietary products in the skincare, body, and brow categories. European Wax Center, Inc. is a leading wax specialty personal care brand in the United States and, as of September 25, 2021, its network includes 833 centers nationwide. For additional information, see https://investors.waxcenter.com.
This press release includes “forward-looking information,” including with respect to the public offering. These statements are made through the use of words or phrases such as “will”, “intend” or “expect” and similar words and expressions of the future, including in respect of the use of proceeds from the public offering. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks outlined under “Risk Factors” in the registration statement on Form S-1 filed in connection with the offering and elsewhere in the Company’s filings with the SEC, which may cause actual results to differ materially from any results expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results. The Company has no obligation, and does not undertake any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statement made in this press release to reflect changes since the date of this press release, except as required by law.
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