Fashion rental firm Rent the Runway seeks to raise US$315mln in IPO


The fashion rental company Rent the Runway Inc is hoping to raise US$315mln from an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq, giving it a market value of almost US$1.3bn.

The company announced in a filing that it plans to sell 15mln shares at between US$18 and US$21 each in the IPO.

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Rent the Runway allows people to rent clothes for special occasions, a growing market as consumers become more aware of the carbon footprint of their wardrobe.

The company saw subscriber numbers fall during the pandemic, but there has been a rebound with the lifting of restrictions on socialising.

Subscribers were down to 95,245 in 2020 from 147,866 in 2019, but active subscribers more than doubled to 111,732 in the first nine months of 2021.

Rent the Runway has appointed Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Barclays as the lead underwriters for the offering.


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