Americold, backed by billionaire West Coast investor Ron Burkle, is exploring a sale or IPO, the Wall Street Journal reported. Americold, which owns temperature-controlled warehouses, could be valued at more than $3 billion, or even $4 billion, the story said. The company is working with bankers to sound out interested parties while also considering a listing. Americold is a real-estate investment trust owned by Yucaipa Cos; it shelved a prior IPO attempt in 2010.
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