Supermarket chain Albertsons filed an S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, less than six months after it completed a $9 billion megamerger with Safeway Inc. The deal created the second-largest grocery company in the U.S. Boise, Idaho-based Safeway indicated in its filing that it aimed to raise $100 million in an IPO--though it is likely that the figure is a placeholder for the first filing. The company did not disclose which ticker or stock exchange that they would choose. Underwriters on the deal include Goldman Sachs, & Co. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Citigroup Global Markets, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Lazard Freres & Co. LLC. Though a public debut was expected for Albertsons, the timing was seen sooner that anticipated, according to an industry banker. Bellingham, Wash.-based Haggen Inc., a Pacific Northwest grocery chain, picked up 146 of those stores, with the remainder going to Supervalu Inc., Minyard Food Stores, which is owned and operated by RLS Supermarkets LLC, and retailer cooperative Associated Food Stores. Albertsons struck its original agreement to buy Safeway on March 6, 2014. As of June 20, Albertsons consisted of 2,205 stores across 33 states.