Rent the Runway, Inc. (NASDAQ:RENT)
NEW YORK, NY – November 16, 2022 – Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that a federal securities class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of investors who Rent the Runway, Inc. (“RTR”) (NASDAQ:RENT) who purchased Class A common stock issued in connection with RTR’s October 2021 initial public offering (the “IPO”).
All investors who purchased the shares and incurred losses are advised to contact the firm immediately at email@example.com or (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774.
If you have incurred losses, you may, no later than January 13, 2023, request that the Court appoint you lead plaintiff of the proposed class. Please contact Wolf Haldenstein to learn more about your rights.
RTR is an e-commerce platform that allows users to rent, subscribe, or buy designer apparel and accessories. RTR offers high-end apparel such as evening wear and accessories, as well as more causal and mixed-use items such as ready-to-wear, workwear, denim, maternity, outerwear, blouses, knitwear,loungewear, jewelry, handbags, activewear, ski wear, home goods, and kidswear. RTR sources its products from over 750 luxury brand partners.
On October 4, 2021, RTR filed an SEC registration statement on a FormS-1 for the IPO, which, after several amendments, was declared effective on October 26, 2021 (the “Registration Statement”). On October 27, 2021, RTR filed a prospectus for the IPO on a Form 424B4, which incorporated and formed part of the Registration Statement (the “Prospectus”). 17 million shares of RTR Class A common stock at $21 per share for $357 million were sold to investors.
According to the filed complaint, RTR failed to disclose in its Registration Statement and Prospectus the following adverse facts that existed at the time of the IPO:
- RTR was continuing to face extraordinary business head winds, such as transportation headwinds and labor wage rate increases, from the COVID-19 pandemic;
- RTR’s active subscriber enrollments had sharply decelerated from the growth trajectory represented in the Registration Statement and, as a result, RTR was several months away from approaching its pre-pandemic levels of active subscriptions;
- RTR needed to substantially increase marketing and advertising costs from historical figures in order to attempt to grow its active subscriber network;
- RTR was suffering from ballooning fulfillment and transportation costs; and
- as a result of the above, RTR was suffering accelerating operational losses at the time of the
IPO and was far less likely to achieve profitability in the near term, if ever.
RTR’s stock is currently trading at $1.60 per share, or over 90% below the IPO price.
Wolf Haldenstein has extensive experience in the prosecution of securities class actions and derivative litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. The firm has attorneys in various practice areas; and offices in New York, Chicago and San Diego. The reputation and expertise of this firm in shareholder and other class litigation has been repeatedly recognized by the courts, which have appointed it to major positions in complex securities multi-district and consolidated litigation.
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Certification and Authorization Pursuant to Federal Securities Laws
Date of signing: 11/30/2022