Olaplex (OLPX) IPO: 7 Things You Need to Know About the Upcoming $13 Billion Listing

September 23, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

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(updated 09/24 3:38PM ET to reflected raised IPO range)

Olaplex (NASDAQ: OLPX), which produces hair-care products, has filed paperwork to go public next week. Here are 7 key facts you need to know about the Olaplex IPO. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Santa Barbara.

1. Olaplex IPO Date - Olaplex will go public on September 30. Olaplex stock will start trading under the ticker symbol “OLPX” on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Usually, shares that make their public stock market debuts start trading between 10AM-2PM ET.

2. Olaplex IPO Pricing - The company sees pricing its shares between $17 and $19 (up from a prior range of $14-$16)

3. Shares Offered - Olaplex has filed to sell 67,000,000 shares. The S-1 filing shows the number of outstanding shares after IPO offering at 648,124,639.

4. Olaplex IPO Valuation - The hair-care company is seeking a valuation of between $11 billion to $13 billion, based on the indicated share pricing. Olaplex is seeking to raise up to ~$1.27 billion in the IPO.

5. Olaplex Ownership - Olaplex was acquired by Advent International in 2019. The filing shows Advent would control 79.6% of the combined voting power of our common stock, or 78.2% if underwriters exercise their options in full. Prior to the offering, Advent owns 89.3% of shares, followed by 6.8% owned by Mousse Partners. Emily White, the President of Anthos Capital, owns 3.6% of shares.

6. Olaplex IPO Underwriters - Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays are the main underwriters for the IPO. BofA, Evercore ISI, Jefferies, Raymond James, and others are also participating in the offering.

7. Olaplex Financials - Olaplex reported revenue of $270.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, marking an increase of 171% compared to a year-ago period. For the same period, Olaplex recorded net income of $94.9 million, compared to a net loss of $22.4 million reported for the first half of the year. EBITDA margins stood at 71% at the end of June.



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