The Italian restaurant and shops chain Carluccio's is to float by the end of the year with a price tag of about £55m. The flotation could earn celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio and his wife, who own 20% of the stock, more than £10m. The chain had considered a trade sale, perhaps to La Tasca or Urban Dining, which owns Tootsies brasseries. Financial Times 29/10/05 page 14 (Companies & Markets)