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HUGH’S NEW HORIZON

PIZZAEXPRESS and Punch Taverns founder Hugh Osmond has moved a step closer to floating his latest investment venture Horizon, with the appointment of bankers Credit Suisse and Numis to advise on going public. Horizon, which is understood to have raised £500m from investors, will debut on the market in the first half of January, according to reports. Osmond, who also founded Pearl Group, will target companies worth over £2bn.