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June 20 (Reuters) - Food retailer Smart & Final Stores Inc, backed by private equity firm Ares Management LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock.
Smart & Final has about 247 small-box and warehouse-style stores in the western United States.
The company also operates about 52 cash & carry stores focused primarily on restaurants and foodservice businesses such as food trucks and coffee houses.
The company was bought by Ares Management from Apollo Global Management LLC for $975 million in 2012.
California-based Smart & Final listed Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters to the IPO. (http://bit.ly/1ytk279)
Smart & Final's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or on which exchange it intends to list its stock.
The company plans to list its common stock under the symbol "SFS".
The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees. The final size of the IPO could be different.
(Reporting By Neha Dimri in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel)