Orrick Advises Shareholders in Farfetch’s $5.8 Billion IPO

September.21.2018

Orrick represented the key institutional shareholders in Farfetch’s $5.8 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orrick advised JD.com and Condé Nast, as shareholders, and Vitruvian Partners, as a selling shareholder, in Farfetch’s $5.8 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Additional information about the IPO is available in Farfetch’s press release.

Orrick previously advised JD.com, Farfetch’s largest shareholder, as well as Vitruvian Partners and Condé Nast in their initial investments in Farfetch. Last year, JD.com invested $397 million in Farfetch and formed a strategic partnership with the London-based luxury online retailer. Vitruvian and Condé Nast were the lead investors in Farfetch’s Series C and D rounds, respectively.

The Orrick team included corporate partners Ylan Steiner, Shawn Atkinson and Nell Scott in London, Jeffrey Sun in Shanghai and Christopher Austin in New York, and tax partners Ed Denny in London and John Narducci in New York, together with associates Janine Suttie, Siddharth Fresa and Alec Smith in London.