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Navis Picks Rothschild for Malaysian Supermarket Sale

  • Buyout firm is seeking $235 million for The Food Purveyor
  • Others in the industry, private equity firms interested

Asian buyout firm Navis Capital Partners has selected Rothschild & Co. to help with a potential sale of its premium supermarket chains in Malaysia, which could be worth more 1 billion ringgit ($235 million), according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The Kuala Lumpur-based private equity firm and its financial adviser are preparing to start a sale process to gauge prospective investors’ interest in The Food Purveyor Sdn., said the people. Other companies in the industry and private equity firms have expressed interest, one of the people said, asking not to be identified as the process is private.