Rexel May Go Public Again

The largest electrical distributor in the world may once again be publicly owned. The private-equity consortium that owns Paris-based Rexel SA is contemplating an initial public offering (IPO) for the company on the Paris stock exchange, according to several news reports that surfaced over the past two weeks.

Several sources said the process is at an early stage. A Sept. 11 Dow Jones newswire report said and an IPO wouldn’t likely happen before 2007.

Rexel USA, Dallas, did not

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