PARIS Feb 3 French optician chain Alain
Afflelou has once again suspended plans to float
on the stock market, with the company on Friday blaming weak
domestic capital markets for its decision.
The company announced in November it would not go ahead with
a stock market listing, but last month said an initial public
offering (IPO) remained on the agenda.
Alain Afflelou has an estimated 1 billion euros ($1.1
billion) valuation, and is majority owned by private equity fund
($1 = 0.9271 euros)
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Mark Potter)