Private equity-backed SSP, which owns a host of food kiosks in airports and railway stations – including Upper Crust,
Sources suggest an announcement will be made later this week assuming the City's current appetite for listings does not cool.
SSP, which was spun out of catering giant Compass in 2006, was snapped up by Scandinavia's biggest private equity group, EQT.
Swann is expected to announce that EQT plans to realise some investment after eight years growing the business.
Last week SSP posted a 12.6pc rise in half year operating profit to
The arrival of Swann at SSP last September was always seen as a prelude to a float, given her experience on public markets and the length of time in which EQT had held an investment.
SSP employs 30,000 and has interests in 30 different countries. The company also manages shops and restaurants for
The group recently beefed up the boardroom with some heavyweight non-executive directors.
Swann said last week: 'There has been loads of speculation about SSP and I have been told not to comment about whether they will float it.'
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