The Outlook For Direct Line

Published in Company Comment on 8 October 2012

Nate and Stuart take a look at RBS's (LSE: RBS) upcoming flotation of Direct Line.

During the summer, various private-equity groups reportedly weighed up acquiring RBS's (LSE: RBS) insurance subsidiary Direct Line, with a mooted price tag of between £3 billion and £4 billion. Such a market cap on flotation would catapult Direct Line straight into the FTSE 100 (UKX). In this video, Motley Fool Share Advisor senior analyst Nate Weisshaar and premium editor Stuart Watson look at the impending flotation in detail.

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> Neither Nate nor Stuart own shares in RBS.

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