C&C Group is expected to confirm plans this week to float for up to Eu1bn (£670m). The owner of Bulmer’s cider plans a listing in Dublin and London in the next few months, depending on market conditions. The move would enable owner BC Partners to realise a large part of its investment although it is likely to keep a stake. C&C has been exploring a possible sale in the past few months but a float has always been the preferred option. The Sunday Times (Business) 25/06/04 page 2