Bravo Brio raises $140M in IPO

First U.S. restaurant IPO in four years

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc., an Italian restaurant company with 83 restaurants, raised $140 million in an initial public offering Thursday, the first restaurant IPO in four years.

The Columbus, Ohio-based Bravo Brio, which operates 46 Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurants and 37 Brio Tuscan Grille locations, offered 10 million shares priced at $14 per share on the Nasdaq exchange.

The company’s stock, traded under the BBRG symbol, rose 14 percent on its first day of trad

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