STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT, March 13 Private equity
firm BC Partners has picked banks to lead a stock market listing
of Swedish cable operator Com Hem which could value the firm at
more than 20 billion crowns ($3.1 billion), three people
familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The people, who declined to be identified as the plans are
not public, said Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan had been chosen to
lead the IPO, which is planned to take place before the summer
holidays, as global coordinators with Rothschild acting as IPO
advisor for BC Partners.
BC Partners and Com Hem declined to comment, as did JP
Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Rothschild.
($1 = 6.3627 Swedish Crowns)
(Reporting by Sven Nordenstam and Arno Schuetze)