Chancellor Rishi Sunak has welcomed confirmation by Deliveroo that its highly-anticipated potential stock market float will take place in London. The takeaway delivery company plans to make use of reforms announced this week allowing a “dual class” listing structure enabling founders to retain greater control even after their firms go public. Sky News revealed last month that Deliveroo has pencilled in next Monday to as the date at which it will fire the formal starting gun on its intention to float. The widely-expected deal will bring to market a company which, since it was founded in London in 2013, has become one of Britain’s most valuable tech businesses, with a likely market value of up to £7.5bn. It currently operates in more than 800 towns and cities in 12 markets across the world, from Australia and Hong Kong to Belgium and Spain. Advertisement Mr Sunak hailed Deliveroo as a “true British tech success story”, saying: “We are looking at reforms to encourage even more high growth, dynamic businesses to list in the UK. “So it’s fantastic that Deliveroo has taken this decision to list on the London Stock Exchange.” More from Business Virgin Media boss Schuler wins race for top… Read full this story
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