How to buy Birkenstock (BIRK.US) shares

Here's everything we know so far about the Birkenstock IPO.

Birkenstock stock is now publicly available to purchase. Here's how you can buy stocks.

How to buy shares in Birkenstock

Before you can invest in Birkenstock, you'll need to open a brokerage account.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Find a platform that suits your investing style. In this case, you might need a brokerage providing access to newly listed stocks. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Create an account using basic personal details along with your ID and bank information. You can make a deposit with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Birkenstock. Find the stock by name or the ticker symbol : BIRK.US.
  4. Buy Birkenstock shares. Once BIRK.US shares become available on your platform, decide how much stock you want to buy and create an order.

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Fees for buying 20x Birkenstock shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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What will happen to Birkenstock’s shares after the IPO?

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Finder expert George Sweeney answers

It’s impossible to say for sure. There will certainly be plenty of volatility on the first day of trading and this will likely settle. In its IPO filing, Birkenstock stated it would use the funds raised to pay off debt.

This is a sensible strategy, but not the most exciting. The business will need to work on its bottom line and become more profitable and less reliant on debt if it wants to succeed and hit the ground running with positive share price performance over the next few years.

What is Birkenstock’s business model?

Birkenstock is a German shoe manufacturer that’s been around for nearly 250 years, and its business revolves around the design, manufacture, and sale of distinctive orthopaedic sandals with cork sandals. It also now makes an extended range of footwear options.

Unlike many shoe and fashion companies, all of Birkenstock’s production is in-house, owning every step of the production line – all done in Germany.

When is the IPO date expected?

The Birkenstock IPO is due to take place on Wednesday 11 October 2023 (although this could change). Keep your eyes peeled because it will come running along quickly.

What is Birkenstock’s price target?

The expected share price range for Birkenstock (BIRK) stock will be between $44 and $49. Birkenstock is hoping to sell at least 32 million shares, raising around $1.58 billion at the higher end of estimates. This would give Birkenstock a total valuation in the region of $10 billion (around £8.2 billion).

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