PE-backed Victory Capital goes public

Cleveland-based Victory Capital Holdings Inc, an asset management firm, has raised $152.1 million for its IPO after pricing its 11.7 million shares at $13 per share. The stock began trading February 8, 2018 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “VCTR.” J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. Victory Capital is backed by Crestview Partners and Reverence Capital Partners.


CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (“Victory Capital”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 11,700,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $13.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on February 8, 2018, under the ticker symbol “VCTR”.

Additionally, Victory Capital has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,755,000 shares of its Class A common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on or about February 12, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are serving as joint lead book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Barclays, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and RBC Capital Markets are also acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company,

William Blair and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with and has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling toll-free at (866) 803 9204; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, or via email:; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be a 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.

Victory Capital is an integrated multi-boutique asset management firm, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. As of December 31, 2017, the firm had approximately $61.8 billion in assets under management and advisement. Victory Capital provides institutions, financial advisors and retirement platforms with a variety of asset classes and investment vehicles, including separately managed accounts, collective trusts, mutual funds, ETFs and UMA/SMA vehicles.