Investors keen for a slice of Tegel Foods will find out their share allocation this afternoon after the offer formally closed at 1pm.
Thirty percent of the Auckland-based company is being sold in a share float by the Asian private equity owners, Affinity Equity Partners.
Brokers and fund managers expected the price to be around the mid-point of the indicative range, between $1.55 and $2.50 a share, which would value the company at between $552 and $636 million.
The shares have been offered to brokers and institutional investors in a bookbuild - or auction - and there were indications they were snapped up.
However, there was no public offer and retail investors have to go through brokers or wait until shares begin trading in Australia and New Zealand on 3 May.
A spokeswoman said investors as far as London and Hong Kong had shown interest.