Lucas Bols first announced plans for the IPO earlier this month

Lucas Bols first announced plans for the IPO earlier this month

Lucas Bols, the Dutch spirits producer, has today started the offer period for its IPO, which will run until 3 February and values the company at up to EUR207m (US$240m). 

The Amsterdam-based firm has set an indicative price range of EUR13.50 to EUR18 per share. A total of 9.4m shares are on offer, which represents around three-quarters of the firm's equity. 

The company will then list and trade on Euronext Amsterdam from 4 February. 

Earlier this month, Huub van Doorne, Lucas Bols' CEO, described the IPO as “the next logical next step in the development” of the company after he led a buyout from Remy Cointreau in 2006

The privately-held firm's portfolio includes a range a Dutch genevers and liqueurs, including the Bols brand and Galliano.