UK events company Ascential says plans London float: Reuters

Ascential, an information and events company, said on Thursday it plans to float on the London Stock Exchange to raise 200 million pounds to pay down debt.

The company, which changed its name from Top Right Group last month, is jointly owned by the Guardian Media Company and Apax Partners.

Scott Forbes has been appointed as independent chairman of the board of directors, the company said in a statement.

The company is being advised by Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.