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Mexico's Sigma says has requested permission for IPO -filing

MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Mexico's Sigma Alimentos, a unit of conglomerate Alfa, has filed a request with the Mexican bourse to list its shares in an initial public offering (IPO), it said in a stock exchange statement on Thursday.

The food company, which mainly sells cold meat and dairy products, did not give any information about how much it would seek to raise or when the potential listing might take place.

A Sigma IPO has been in the works since at least 2013. (Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Sandra Maler)