Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:

Date:
October 2021
Company:
Warby Parker Inc.
Description:
Direct Listing
Sector(s):
Consumer
Baird served as a financial advisor on this offering

Warby Parker Inc. (“Warby Parker”) (NYSE: WRBY) completed a direct listing of its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Warby Parker shares commenced trading on the NYSE on September 29, 2021 under the ticker WRBY. Baird served as a financial advisor on the direct listing.

A founder-led direct-to-consumer eyewear brand, Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a mission to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style–without charging a premium for it. Headquartered in New York, New York, the co-founder-led lifestyle brand pioneers ideas, designs products, and develops technologies that help people see, from designer-quality prescription glasses and contacts, to eye exams and vision tests available online and in more than 145 retail stores across the United States and Canada. Warby Parker aims to demonstrate that businesses can scale, become profitable, and do good in the world. Ultimately, the brand believes in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses sold, they distribute a pair to someone in need through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. To date, Warby Parker has worked alongside its nonprofit partners to distribute more than eight million glasses to people in need.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Eric Winn +1-503-273-4982
Lauren Leibrandt +1-312-609-7060
Chris Sciortino +1-312-609-4923
Robert Foster +44-20-7667-8309
Sandy Walter +1-414-298-5118
Macie House +1-503-273-4937