Private equity firm Gresham is reportedly backing the £25m management buyout of AIM-listed sports and talent-management agency Formation Group, which represents the likes of Simon Cowell, Ant and Dec and footballers including Manchester United's John O'Shea.
Nutrisens management team, led by CEO Georges Devesa, retains a significant stake in the company
Intention to list comes four years after the GP acquired the company via its fourth fund
Online optician has previously received VC funding from investors including Grazia Equity and Goldman Sachs
Platform will enable smaller investors to put their secondaries stakes up for sale