Aramark files to go public for third time

The Philadelphia-based company has plans to raise up to $100 million.

Sept. 9—Aramark Corp. filed paperwork Monday to take the foodservice company public for its third time with plans to raise up to $100 million.

The Philadelphia-based company first went private in 1984 to thwart a hostile takeover. The company went public again in 2001.

It was taken private for the second time in 2007, in a $6.3 billion buyout by an investment group led by then-CEO Joseph Neubauer. The group included the private equity units of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, along with private investment firm Thomas H. Lee Partners.

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