Online millionaires: DVD rental company to list in London

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The Independent Online

Lovefilm, the online DVD rental company that is doing a roaring trade with titles such as Slumdog Millionaire, is mulling a stock exchange listing. its chief executive, Simon Calver, has hired an adviser, believed to be investment bank Jefferies, to assess strategic options.

These could include a trade sale, with one leading media adviser suggesting that the business could fetch around £50m.