Carluccio’s has appointed Close Brothers to advise it on either a £50m flotation or secondary buy-out. The move could earn founders Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio more than £5m. Possible buyers include La Tasca and Urban Dining. Carluccio’s has developed a chain of restaurants and delicatessens around London and an outside catering business since opening a restaurant in Covent Garden, in the West End, 33 years ago. Financial Times (Money & Business) 04/06/05 page 2 The Times 04/06/05 page 61