KKR-backed optical retailer National Vision files for IPO

Optical retailer National Vision Holdings, which is backed by KKR, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the pricing terms have yet to be set. The company is planning on listing the stock on the NASDAQ.

PRESS RELEASE

DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– National Vision Holdings, Inc. (“National Vision”) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Application has been made for listing the common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EYE.” The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed offering, when available, may be obtained from the book-running manager(s) of the proposed offering when identified.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities 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 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 National Vision
National Vision is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with 980 retail stores and 19 consumer websites. National Vision offers a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs through five brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Optical locations inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases.