Dr. Martens, the iconic punk footwear maker, is in talks to go public in early 2021. The Wollaston, UK-based shoemaker was acquired by Permira in 2013 for about £300 million ($398 million)
What we know about the Dr Martens IPO
The English company, known for its high-topped, lace-up boots, has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to arrange the deal. No date has been set. If you want to buy shares of Dr. Martens after the IPO, you'll need an international brokerage account.
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Dawn Daniels is a publisher with Finder, based out of Oregon. Her background includes editing more than 40 published books, including Financial Fitness: 21 Easy Exercises to Get Your Personal Finances in Shape Fast by Dr. Vi Scott. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys hiking ridiculous distances and collapsing in exhaustion.
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