Party City Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering


ELMSFORD, N.Y., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Party City Holdco Inc. ("the Company" or "Party City") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 21,875,000 shares of common stock at $17.00 per share. The Company's shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 16, 2015 under the symbol "PRTY".

The underwriters of the offering will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,281,250 shares of common stock from the Company at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering primarily to repay outstanding indebtedness, including all or a portion of the senior PIK toggle notes which mature on August 15, 2019.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley are acting as lead book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters in the offering. Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan are also acting as book-running managers for the offering. William Blair, Stephens Inc. and Telsey Advisory Group are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by calling toll-free 1-866-471-2526 or by emailing; from BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or by emailing; from Credit Suisse, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, by calling toll-free 1-800-221-1037 or by emailing; or from Morgan Stanley,  Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

The registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This 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.

About Party City

Party City Holdco Inc. is the leading party goods retailer in North America and the largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods globally. The Company is a popular one-stop shopping destination for party supplies, balloons, and costumes. In addition to being a great retail brand, Party City Holdco Inc. is a global, world-class organization that combines state-of-the-art manufacturing and sourcing operations, and sophisticated wholesale operations with a multi-channel retailing strategy that includes the Party City brick and mortar and e-commerce retail operations. The Company is the leading player in its category, vertically integrated and unique in its breadth and depth. Party City Holdco Inc. designs, manufactures, sources and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world. The Company's retail operations include over 900 specialty retail party supply stores in the United States and Canada, operating under the names Party City and Halloween City, and e-commerce websites, principally through the domain name The Company also franchises both individual stores and franchise areas throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Party City.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial risks and uncertainties regarding the proposed initial public offering by Party City Holdco Inc. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the possibility that the initial public offering will not be consummated, including as a result of regulatory, market or other factors, or that any reduction of indebtedness will occur. Party City Holdco Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.

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