Foreign exchange company Travelex could change hands after a mystery investor approached its private equity owners about a buyout.
An anonymous investor is thought to have approached Apax, which acquired the company in 2005, to hold talks with a view to buying the company – which could prompt the group to launch a formal sale process.
Both Apax and Travelex declined to comment on the weekend report.
Apax bought a majority stake in the firm eight years ago at an estimated enterprise value of more than £1 billion.
Its latest set of published results show the group turned over £586.7 million in 2011, a 9% increase on the previous year.
Travelex sold its global payments business to Western Union and its pre-paid card management division to Mastercard in the same year.
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