Paris-based Rexel, a global electrical distributor, has filed regulatory documents with France's market regulator,  ; AMF,  ; in the first step towards a possible listing of Rexel on Euronext Paris. (The filing, found here by MDM on AMF's Web site, is in French.)   ; Rexel was bought about two years ago by a group of private equity firms, including Merrill Lynch, Eurazeo and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. A spokesman for Rexel told Agence France-Presse that the filing made with the market regulator was a "statement of intent" with no set timetable, and that if it goes ahead, the IPO will be in April at the earliest.   ; News reports offer different estimates of the value of the IPO, from 1 billion to 2 billion euros. Forbes says the offering will value Rexel at 6-7 billion euros. Rexel was purchased by the private equity team for 3.7 billion euros.