The company is the parent of Burlington Coat Factory stores and was taken private in 2006 by Bain Capital for about $2.06 billion. Bain will retain ownership of approximately 80% of the outstanding shares.
Net proceeds from the offering will be used to redeem $170.6 million 9%/9.75% of senior notes due in 2018, an $11 million termination fee to an affiliate of Bain Capital and for other general corporate purposes.
Burlington Coat Factory owns 503 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico. As a discount clothing retailer it competes with Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) and TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX). The retailer filed for its IPO at about the same time as Neiman Marcus, but has beaten the luxury retailer to market.
Shares of Burlington are up about 37.7% at $23.43 after the first 40 minutes of trading this morning.