European Wax Center files for IPO

European Wax Center, a waxing services franchise, has filed to go public.

European Wax Center, a waxing services franchise, has filed to go public. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. EWC is planning on trading the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “EWCZ.” Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities and Jefferies are the lead underwriters. EWC is backed by General Atlantic.

PRESS RELEASE

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–European Wax Center, Inc. (“EWC”), the largest and fastest-growing franchisor and operator of out-of-home (OOH) waxing services in the United States, today announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. Certain selling stockholders identified in the registration statement are selling additional shares of Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

EWC has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “EWCZ”. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether, or when, the offering may be completed or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities, and Jefferies are serving as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the proposed offering. Citigroup, Guggenheim Securities, and Truist Securities are serving as bookrunners for the proposed offering.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus which will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, related to the offering may be obtained from: [Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, 10014; BofA Securities, Inc., NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28555, Attention: Prospectus Department or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@bofa.com; 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 prospectus_department@jefferies.com].

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any 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.

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.