KinderCare Learning sets IPO terms, as the profitable company could be valued at nearly $3 billion


KinderCare Learnings Companies Inc. KLC, has set terms of its initial public offering, as the profitable Portland-based childhood education centers operator looks to raise up to $541.3 million. The company is offering 25.78 million shares in the IPO, which is expected to price between $18 and $21 a share. With 140.88 million shares expected to be outstanding after the IPO, the expected pricing could value the company at up to $2.96 billion. The stock is expected to list on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “KLC.” Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies are the lead underwriters. The company recorded net income of $46.4 million on revenue of $1.33 billion during the nine months ended Oct. 3, after a loss of $1.4 million on revenue of $985.1 million in the same period a year ago. The company is looking to go public at a time that the Renaissance IPO ETF IPO, -1.81% has gained 5.5% over the past three months while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.37% has tacked on 5.9%.

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