Restaurant Software Firm Toast Aiming For Valuation Of Over $16bn In IPO

By Dave Simpson
Restaurant Software Firm Toast Aiming For Valuation Of Over $16bn In IPO

Toast Inc is aiming for a valuation of over $16 billion in its US initial public offering (IPO), according to a regulatory filing by the start-up that sells software to help restaurants with both online and in-store orders.

IPO Plan

Boston-based Toast is planning to sell 21.7 million shares in the offering, priced between $30.00 and $33.00 per share. At the top end of that range, the IPO will raise $717.4 million.

Toast Information

The 10 year old company provides a software platform that helps restaurants manage online ordering, operate an on-demand delivery network and integrate payment.

Boom In Demand For Food Delivery Services

Its listing plan comes during a COVID-19 pandemic-driven boom in demand for food delivery services that has boosted businesses of DoorDash Inc and rivals Uber Eats and Grubhub.

Other Planned Start-Up IPOs

Several other high profile start-ups, including Freshworks, Thoughtworks and ForgeRock, are also slated to go public this fall in one of the hottest years for IPOs.


Shifted Focus

Toast has shifted focus to products such as delivery networks and contactless payment after the hit from the pandemic forced it to slash its workforce by half in the early days of the crisis.

Value In February And Investors

Valued at approximately $5 billion in a private round in February, the company's investors include TPG, Tiger Global Management, American Express Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, G Squared, TCV and Greenoaks.


It will list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOST".

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