Britvic closed up 5p at 235p on Friday at the end of its first day on the stock market. The 230p-a-share flotation valued the soft drinks manufacturer at £494m, at the middle of its expected range. Whitbread and Pernod Ricard have disposed of their entire interest in the company. They, along with InterContinental Hotels, sold about 181m shares, or about 84% of the stock issued by the company. Whitbread will receive gross proceeds of £117.3m. Financial Times 10/12/05 page 16, page 34 (FT Markets Week – London) The Times 10/12/05 page 56, page 58 (Need to know), page 69 (Large Caps) The Daily Telegraph 10/12/05 page 29 (60 Second Briefing)