EQT Partners said to add Goldman, Morgan Stanley as IPO banks

EQT Partners, the Nordic region’s biggest private equity firm, has added Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley to a lineup of banks advising on its strategic review, which may lead to an initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.

EQT is also considering selling a minority stake in the firm to a strategic investor as an alternative to the IPO, the people said, asking not to be identified as the discussions are private. The company was already working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Sweden’s SEB AB on its review, people familiar with the matter said in January.

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