Flying start expected for France’s long-awaited FDJ sale

By Sam Kerr
21 Oct 2019

The French government has pulled the trigger on the IPO of Française des Jeux, the gambling company that is also the operator of the national lottery, a key part of president Emmanuel Macron’s plans to privatise state assets.

BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Société Générale are global co-ordinators on the deal. Crédit Agricole, HSBC and Natixis are bookrunners.

On Friday October 18, the company announced that the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) had approved its registration process, officially ...

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