Toys 'R' Us files $800 million IPO

By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporter


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Toys "R" Us is seeking to raise $800 million in stock through an initial public offering, hoping to clear some debt from its balance sheet, the company said in a securities filing Friday.

The Wayne, N.J.-based toy retailer did not say how many shares it plans to sell.

Toys "R" Us will use most of the capital raised from the offering to repay its "substantial indebtedness," the filing said. As of January 2010, the company had more than $5.2 billion in debt.

This will be the second entry into the public market for Toys "R" Us, which was bought for $6.6 billion in 2005 under pressure of slumping sales. The company was taken private by the investor group owner, which is led by Bain Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, and Vornado Realty Trust.

The company wants its stock to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOYS."

The offering's underwriters include Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and Wells Fargo.

Toys "R" Us operates or licenses almost 1,600 stores, including Kids "R" Us, Babies "R" Us and FAO Schwarz. To top of page

Frontline troops push for solar energy
The U.S. Marines are testing renewable energy technologies like solar to reduce costs and casualties associated with fossil fuels. Play
25 Best Places to find rich singles
Looking for Mr. or Ms. Moneybags? Hunt down the perfect mate in these wealthy cities, which are brimming with unattached professionals. More
Fun festivals: Twins to mustard to pirates!
You'll see double in Twinsburg, Ohio, and Ketchup lovers should beware in Middleton, WI. Here's some of the best and strangest town festivals. Play
Index Last Change % Change
Dow 17,098.45 18.88 0.11%
Nasdaq 4,580.27 22.58 0.50%
S&P 500 2,003.37 6.63 0.33%
Treasuries 2.34 0.01 0.39%
Data as of 10:47pm ET
Company Price Change % Change
Bank of America Corp... 16.09 0.08 0.50%
Apple Inc 102.50 0.25 0.24%
Intel Corp 34.92 0.27 0.78%
Facebook Inc 74.82 0.96 1.31%
General Electric Co 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
Data as of Aug 29

Sections

Union organizers say that fast food workers will strike in more than 150 cities on Thursday. Workers want a $15 minimum wage and protection from retaliation by employers. More

Gas prices are falling to nearly $3 a gallon in some parts of South Carolina, and that will soon be common in much of the country. More

Celebrities' nude photos continue to get leaked on the Internet because of bad passwords and scams. More

The Coolest Cooler is the most successful Kickstarter campaign in the site's history, raising $13.3 million from over 62,000 backers. More

Five CNNMoney readers share stories about saving that you can learn from: What they would do differently if they had another chance. More

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.