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Latham & Watkins Advises Underwriters in Leslie’s, Inc.’s Secondary Offering

February 11, 2021
Multidisciplinary team represented the underwriters in the offering by the largest direct-to-consumer brand in the US pool and spa care industry.

Leslie’s, Inc., the largest direct-to-consumer brand in the US pool and spa care industry, serving residential, professional, and commercial consumers, has announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten secondary offering by certain of the Company’s stockholders of 29 million shares of the Company’s common stock, at a price of US$26 per share (before underwriting discounts and commissions). The Selling Stockholders have also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 4.35 million shares of common stock. The Selling Stockholders will receive all of the proceeds from the offering. Leslie’s is not offering any shares of its common stock in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering, including from any exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional shares. The offering is expected to close on February 16, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented the underwriters in the offering with a capital markets team led by New York partners Marc Jaffe and Stelios Saffos, with associates Scott Westhoff, Taylor Stevens, Nicholas Reist, and Tayler Woelcke. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Jiyeon Lee-Lim, with associate Lea Li; on benefits and compensation matters by New York counsel Rifka Singer, with associate Alisa Hand; on IP matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associate Max Miroff; on data privacy and security matters by Boston associate Deborah Hinck; and on environment, land, and resources matters by New York counsel David Langer, with associate Jack Mathews.