The Paris-based company plans to announce the public listing today according to the FT, which cited people close to the situation.
KKR bought a 50 per cent stake in the business in 2006 in a deal which valued Tarkett at about €1.6bn, including debt, with the rest of the shares held by the Deconinck family.
The firm initially considered a New York listing but the Deconincks preferred a Paris listing, the FT added.
Tarkett had EBITDA of about €260m last year.
An earlier report in the FT said KKR told investors that partners Jacques Garaialde and Reinhard Gorenflos – who had been with the first since 2003 and 2001 respectively – would not participate in the next fundraise.
KKR said Garaialde would now serve as its senior adviser and Gorenflos will be focused on the firm’s philanthropic activities in Africa. Back in December, KKR promoted two of its young partners, Philipp Freise and Silke Scheiber.
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