Wayfair Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering


BOSTON, MA – August 15, 2014 – Wayfair, one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to the proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered, the portion of the shares to be sold by Wayfair and existing stockholders and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Wayfair plans to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "W".

Goldman, Sachs & Co. is the lead bookrunning manager and representative of the underwriters for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are acting as joint bookrunning managers. Allen & Company LLC, Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray & Co., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Canaccord Genuity, Cowen and Company and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as co-managers.

The offering will be made only by the means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526; email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Wayfair offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:

  • Wayfair.com, the online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, the members-only retail experience for daily home inspiration and savings
  • AllModern, the go-to source for original modern design
  • Birch Lane, a new collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • DwellStudio, a design house for fashion-forward modern furnishings 

Wayfair is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional locations in New York, Ogden, Utah, Hebron, Kentucky, Galway, Ireland, London, Berlin and Sydney.