PE-backed Sotera Health debuts IPO

Sotera Health, a provider of sterilization solutions, lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry, has raised about $1.1 billion for its IPO after pricing its 46.6 million shares at $23 per share.

Sotera Health, provider of sterilization solutions, lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry, has raised about $1.1 billion for its IPO after pricing its 46.6 million shares at $23 per share. The stock began trading November 20, 2020 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SHC.” J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies are the lead underwriters. Sotera Health is backed by Warburg Pincus and GTCR.

PRESS RELEASE

CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sotera Health Company today announced the pricing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 46,600,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $23.00 per share. The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $1.1 billion, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 6,990,000 shares.

The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on November 20, 2020, under the symbol “SHC.” The offering is expected to close on November 24, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Jefferies are acting as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Barclays, Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. BNP PARIBAS, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Citizens Capital Markets, ING, Academy Securities, Loop Capital Markets, Penserra Securities LLC, Siebert Williams Shank and Tigress Financial Partners are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from: J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at 1-866-803-9204 or by email at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com; Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, by telephone at (800) 221-1037, or by email at usa.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone 1-866- 471-2526 or by email at Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone 1-877-821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective as of November 19, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy these 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 Sotera Health:
Sotera Health Company is a leading global provider of mission-critical end-to-end sterilization solutions and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. Sotera Health goes to market through three businesses – Sterigenics®, Nordion® and Nelson Labs®. Sotera Health is committed to its mission, Safeguarding Global Health®