Aramark Corp. has filed paperwork to take the foodservice company public for its third time.
The Philadelphia-based company first went private in 1984 to thwart a hostile takeover, then listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2001.
It was taken private for the second time in 2007, in a $6.3 billion buyout by an investment group led by then-CEO Joseph Neubauer. The group included the private equity units of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, along with private investment firm Thomas H. Lee Partners.
Aramark did not specify the offering's size or timing in regulatory filing Monday. It plans to use proceeds to repay debt.
The company provides food, uniforms and other services to schools, hospitals and businesses nationwide.
Aramark earned $104 million in 2012 on revenue of $13.5 billion.