Petco plans to go public again almost nine years after two private equity firms bought the pet store operator.
For the purpose of calculating a filing fee, the San Diego company says it expects to raise $100 million through an initial public offering.
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The retailer of pets, pet food, supplies and services has around 1,400 stores around the U.S. and 13 in Mexico that are run through a joint venture. Petco says it earned net income of $75 million on revenue of $4 billion its latest fiscal year.
Petco, now known as Petco Holdings Inc., was acquired by private equity firms TPG Global and Leonard Green & Partners in October 2006. Those companies and other investors will maintain majority voting power in Petco after its IPO.