September 22, 2018

Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings, LLC IPO

Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings, LLC is a distributor of specialty food products and focuses on filling the need of chefs who own or operate independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, culinary schools and country clubs. The company was founded in 1985 and currently employs about 570 people.

Among Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings gourmet products are truffles, caviar, hormone free meat, and specialty cheeses. Operating out of Ridgefield,

Connecticut, it is a leading high end food distributor in cities such as New York, San Fransisco and Los Angeles.

Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings filed to go public in April of 2011 with an initial expected offering of 8,000,000 shares priced at $14-$16 per share. The lead underwriters are BMO Capital Markets Corp, Jefferies & Company, Inc and

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. It will be trading on NASDAQ with the ticker symbol CHEF.

Revenues in for Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings in 2010 were $330 million with net income at $15.87 million and a one year sales growth of 21.8%.

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Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings, LLC S-1/A Form

Chefs’ Warehouse Holdings, LLC

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