FRANKFURT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - German defence supplier
Hensoldt has filed for a Frankfurt stock market listing later
this month, as the private equity-owned company seeks to raise
funds for growth and to strengthen its balance sheet.
The deal is expected to value the former Airbus
unit, which buyout group KKR bought in 2016, at 2.5-3
billion euros ($3-3.5 billion), including debt, people close to
the matter said.
New and existing shares worth 20-30% of the company are
expected to be listed on the stock exchange, the people said,
while the company declined to comment on the size and valuation
of the listing.
($1 = 0.8463 euros)
(Reporting by Arno Schuetze
Editing by Michelle Adair)