French Connection

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French Connection shareholders back £29m takeover
Fashion chain returns to private hands after swoop by Newcastle businessman

Sarah Butler

01, Nov, 2021 @5:30 PM

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French Connection shares jump after entrepreneur makes bid
Shares increased by 15% although company said no guarantee offer would be made by latest bidding consortium

Sarah Butler

23, Sep, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Mike Ashley's Frasers Group sells stake in French Connection
Move announced after fashion retailer revealed takeover approaches

Sarah Butler

08, Feb, 2021 @6:19 PM

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French Connection receives two takeover approaches as shares surge
Struggling retailer attracts Spotlight Brands as well as Go Global Retail

Mark Sweney

05, Feb, 2021 @3:47 PM

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French Connection warns it is running out of cash
Clothing retailer says it needs new funding or better sales as coronavirus crisis hits chain

Sarah Butler

19, May, 2020 @12:17 PM

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French Connection extends deadline to find buyer
Talks with potential buyers continue as struggling fashion chain makes further losses

Sarah Butler

17, Sep, 2019 @3:55 PM

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Sports Direct has lost nearly £500m on a series of retail punts
Debenhams stake becomes part of group’s mixed history of ‘strategic investments’

Sarah Butler

09, Apr, 2019 @6:08 PM

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French Connection sales fall as talks on store closures continue
Struggling fashion chain makes small profit of £100,000 but remains up for sale

Julia Kollewe

12, Mar, 2019 @9:58 AM

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French Connection confirms it may be up for sale
Founder Stephen Marks could sell stake, with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct a possible bidder

Julia Kollewe

08, Oct, 2018 @7:40 AM

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French Connection to shut more stores as House of Fraser collapse hits results
Struggling fashion chain loses just over £15m in the first half of the year

Julia Kollewe

20, Sep, 2018 @10:56 AM

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Former BHS owner could face fine if the charges stick
Dominic Chappell, who bought the chain for £1, now has questions to answer about the deal in court

Shane Hickey

17, Sep, 2017 @8:26 PM

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Sports Direct increases French Connection stake to 27%
Mike Ashley’s firm has bought out activist investors, increasing its own share percentage close to the 30% threshold whereby it must launch a takeover bid

Sarah Butler

28, Jul, 2017 @6:05 AM

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