An on line marketplace which counts a single of Britain’s most outstanding retail executives amongst its backers is to be part of hurry of know-how companies listing on the London Inventory Trade.
Sky News has learnt that Fruugo, which was established in 2006, is planning to launch an first public supplying (IPO) as soon as this autumn.
Bankers from Panmure Gordon have been employed to perform on the flotation, in accordance to City sources.
Fruugo’s technological know-how permits tiny and medium-sized merchants as perfectly as intercontinental brands to market place them selves globally by acting as a platform in 28 languages and a lot more than 30 currencies.
The enterprise, which is operate by Dominic Allonby, is a person of a developing selection of marketplaces, such as Etsy and Farfetch, deciding to tap general public markets.
In London, providers these as THG Holdings, operator of The Hut Group, Revolution Beauty and Deliveroo have all floated in the very last 12 months.
It was unclear this weekend how a great deal Fruugo could possibly search for to elevate from an IPO, although 1 insider advised it was very likely to be valued at “quite a few hundred million lbs”.
Complete transaction volumes on its platform additional than doubled previous yr to just about £100m, according to resources near to Fruugo.
The company’s early investors include things like Lord Rose, the former Marks & Spencer manager who not too long ago stepped down as chairman of Ocado, the on the internet grocer.
A spokesman for Fruugo declined to remark on Sunday.