GrandVision, the world’s largest optical retailer with the widest geographical reach and the biggest optical retail store network, serves customers on the high street, in commercial shopping centres and online. It operates a portfolio of 33 leading optical retail banners with over 5,600 stores in 43 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

After opening, the first market price was €20.00 per share. The total market capitalization of the company at opening was over €5 billion. ABN Amro Bank NV and JPMorgan Chase & Co. acted as joint global coordinators for the IPO.

Black&Callow was delighted to have been chosen to produce the prestigious IPO. Documentation produced included a thousand copies of the 300-page International Offer Circular (IOC) in English (including Dutch translation of the ‘Summary’ section), simultaneously printed in London and Amsterdam and distributed worldwide. In addition we produced a Dutch-language full colour brochure, and Pathfinder Research document, again in full colour and distributed worldwide.