London Stock Exchange today welcomes SSP Group plc


London Stock Exchange today welcomes SSP Group plc to open conditional dealings in its shares on the Official List of the Main Market.

SSP Group plc is a leading international operator of branded food and beverage outlets in travel locations across 29 countries in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.  As at 31 March 2014 the Group operated 1,981 outlets at 569 sites including 125 at airports and  271 at railway stations. SSP has nearly 30,000 employees and serves approximately a million customers every day.

Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group commented: 

"We are very pleased with the level of support that we have received from a broad range of investors during the IPO process. It is a strong endorsement of SSP’s strategy, and of the potential for future growth that we see for our business. This is an important next step for SSP and we are looking forward to life as a listed company”  

Advisers: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies, Nomura, Shore Capital and Lazard.