Ramsay May Float
Gordon Ramsay is reportedly considering floating his restaurant empire on the London Stock Exchange, in order to obtain funding to market Maze internationally.
Maze is a tapas style restaurant in Mayfair, London, which Ramsay wants to turn into an international chain.
Ramsay is quoted as saying:
"We'd be very stupid not to think about it. The level of interest we got on the back of publishing our accounts last year was phenomenal, so of course I'm interested in the idea of floating."
Gordon Ramsay Holdings consists of eight restaurants in London, and earned profits in 2004 of approximately £4M.
Ramsay made it clear that he won't give up control of his group, in order to ensure that standards are maintained.