Private equity owner MBB has asked Citi,Berenberg and Hauck &
Aufhaeuser to start with preparations of an Aumann initial
public offering, which may take place as early as April or May
and see around 40 percent of Aumann's shares sold, the people
MBB and the banks declined to comment.
Analysts at brokerage Equits said in a note last year that
Aumann could be valued at 300 million euros ($320.49
million)including debt or 1.5 times Aumann's estimated 2017
sales in a potential IPO.
MBB could reap more than 130 million euros in proceeds from the
Aumann stock market listing, increasing MBB's fire power for
acquisitions to 200 million euros, Equits said.
According to analysts at Hauck & Aufhaeuser, Aumann could even
be valued at 460 million euros.
(Reporting by Arno Schuetze and Alexander Hübner; Editing by
Harro ten Wolde)
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