Biffa cuts IPO pricing in bid to keep float away from the scrapheap

William Turvill
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Biffa announced its intention to float in mid-September

Waste disposal company Biffa has relaunched its initial public offering (IPO) at a cut price after failing to find sufficient investor interest.

The company is now offering its shares at 180p, City A.M. understands – down from an original price range of 220p-270p.

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Biffa originally intended to raise £270m from the float but this target has now been reduced to £212m.

If Biffa finds sufficient interest at the 180p price, the company is likely to make an announcement on Monday and float on the London Stock Exchange later next week.

A source close to Biffa told City A.M. yesterday that the company is determined to push through the deal despite struggling to find enough City interest. The company announced its intention to float in mid-September.

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