The European buyout firm has hired Credit Suisse, Canaccord Genuity and Numis to run the listing, which could fetch as much as £400m.
BC first bought into Foxtons for £360m in 2007, but was forced to cede control to lenders three years later in the midst of a property crash which left the business reeling.
The firm later admitted the deal was a “mistake”, but kept a holding in the business by injecting an extra £50m and regained majority ownership last year.
Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency by revenue, raised £200m in its IPO after offering its shares at 350p each.
London-based BC Partners hit its €6.5bn hard cap for its latest fund last year in a standout fundraise among European buyout houses struggling to collect capital.
The oversubscribed BC European Capital IX (BCEC IX) vehicle attracted existing and new investors leading to a 60 per cent increase in the firm’s investor base, a fund size 14 per cent larger than its predecessor.
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