PE-backed Performance Food Group Company rolls out IPO

Virginia-based food products distributor Performance Food Group Company has raised about $276 million for its IPO after pricing its 14.5 million shares at $19 per share. The stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PFGC.” Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Barclays Capital, Wells Fargo Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley are serving as the lead underwriters.PFGC is backed by Wellspring Capital Management and Blackstone Group.


RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Performance Food Group Company (“PFGC” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 14,500,000 shares of its common stock at $19.00 per share. The Company is offering 12,777,325 shares to be sold in the offering and certain selling stockholders are offering 1,722,675 shares to be sold in the offering. Certain selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,175,000 additional shares at the initial public offering price. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PFGC” on October 1, 2015. The offering is expected to close on October 6, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Blackstone Capital Markets, BB&T Capital Markets, Guggenheim Securities and Macquarie Capital are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, by telephone at 1-800-221-1037, or by email at; or Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (888) 603-5847, or by emailing:

A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.