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CVC-backed DKV Mobility plans to go public next week – sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – German company DKV Mobility plans to move forward with plans to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as early as next week. The deal could raise the value of the on-road payments provider to more than 4 billion euros ($4.22 billion), people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The company wants to raise between 500 million and 1 billion euros for its shareholders, including private equity group CVC Capital Partners, said the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity. DKV will announce its intention to go public next week, it said.

No final decision has been made and plans could still change, they warned.

DKV Mobility and CVC declined to comment.

DKV Mobility would be the third company to attempt an IPO in Germany after the summer lull, following medical vial maker Schott Pharma and defense firm Renk.

The United States has seen a flurry of new listings this month, but share prices have fallen after an initial rally.

Grocery delivery company Instacart closed below its IPO price on Tuesday, just days after its market debut. Arm Holdings is trading slightly above its issue price after posting a 25% rise on its first day as a public company.

DKV Mobility offers business-to-business on-road payment services and processed a transaction volume of 17 billion euros last year.

The company views Edenred (EDEN.PA), Fleetcor (FLT.N) and WEX (WEX.N) as its closest benchmarks for valuing its stock offering, all of which are up year-to-date, the people said.

($1 = 0.9473 euros)

Reporting by Alexander Hübner, Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro and Emma-Victoria Farr; Edited by Anousha Sakoui and Anil D’Silva

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As part of Reuters’ deals team, Pablo covers equity and debt capital markets transactions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from initial public offerings to buyout financings. Previously he worked at Mergermarket, Euromoney and Spanish digital media. Contact: +447721821589

Emma-Victoria reports on mergers and acquisitions across Europe and has previous experience at Mergermarket, Bloomberg, The Daily Telegraph and the German Press Agency.

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