Spie to raise 500 mln euros in new capital via IPO: Reuters

French energy and communications services group Spie plans to raise 500 million euros ($682 million) in new capital as part of an IPO that should be completed by the end of this year, chairman Gauthier Louette said as it delivered its official listing proposal.

The group, currently owned by Private equity funds Ardian, Clayton Dublier & Rice and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, is expected to also sell existing stock in an offering that could take place this Autumn and value the group at about 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion).

Spie provides mechanical and electrical engineering services to help companies and the public sector make facilities more energy-efficient. It competes with GDF Suez unit Cofely, Dalkia , Vinci Energies and Sodexo.

($1 = 0.7331 Euros) (Reporting by Gilles Guillaume; Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Brian Love)