The New York Stock Exchange is once again the home of the Whopper. Burger King Worldwide Inc. began trading as a public company Wednesday under the ticker symbol “BKW.”
The world’s No. 2 hamburger chain last traded as a public company between 2006 and 2010 before it was bought and taken private by investment firm 3G Capital.
There was no IPO. 3G Capital announced an unusual deal in April to sell a minority stake to Justice Holdings Ltd. 3G Capital received $1.4 billion in exchange and retains a 71 percent stake in the company.