Non-membership warehouse chain Smart & Final has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of stock. Smart & Final has been controlled by private equity firm Ares Capital Management, which acquired it from Apollo Capital Management in 2012 for around $975 million. Apollo took the company private in 2007, paying around $813 million from its former majority shareholder, the French retailer Groupe Casino. Smart & Final in the filing said it was ...

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