LONDON, June 10 Swedish private equity firm EQT
is planning to announce a London initial public offering (IPO)
of food outlet operator SSP next week, two sources familiar with
the matter said on Tuesday.
Sources told Reuters at the beginning of the year that SSP,
which owns brands including Caffe Ritazza and Whistlestop, could
be valued at around 2 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) including
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are leading
the listing, with Lazard advising. EQT declined to comment,
while SSP was not immediately available to comment.
($1 = 0.5956 British Pounds)
(Reporting by Freya Berry; editing by Pamela Barbaglia)