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BC Partners picks banks for IPO of Swedish cable giant Com Hem

14 Mar 2014

telephone-cable_sqEuropean private equity heavyweight BC Partners has reportedly picked banks to run an IPO of its Swedish telecoms cable operator Com Hem which could value the company at more than $3.1bn.

The firm has picked JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Rothschild to run the public listing according to Reuters, which cited three people familiar with the matter.

BC Partners reportedly held preliminary talks with Com Hem management at the start of the year.

The firm bought Com Hem in a $2.6bn deal from Carlyle and Providence Equity Partners in 2011.

Com Hem is Sweden’s largest cable telephone operator, providing analog and digital television, broadband internet and telephone services to the country.

BC’s last major activity was in November 2013 when it agreed to buy financial information business Mergermarket from UK publishing group Pearson.

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