Mergers and acquisitions

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Buy British – after all, that’s what US private equity is doing
This week should see several transatlantic takeovers succeed – raising some old fears about UK business culture

Jasper Jolly

16, Oct, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Morrisons’ new owner has plenty of wriggle room in takeover terms | Nils Pratley
CD&R has made fine-sounding pledges but they don’t stop this being yet another debt-fuelled buyout

Nils Pratley

04, Oct, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Sainsbury’s shares rise as it is tipped as next takeover target
US company Fortress, which missed out on Morrisons, has said it is still eager to buy a UK firm

Kalyeena Makortoff

04, Oct, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Morrisons sale: US firm CD&R wins £7bn auction for supermarket
Private equity business narrowly beats rival Fortress with offer that rises to £9.97bn when including debt

Kalyeena Makortoff

02, Oct, 2021 @9:19 PM

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As Morrisons auction looms, pension deals ought to have been nailed down | Nils Pratley
CD&R stepped up to the mark two weeks ago, but Fortress’s foot-dragging looks poor ahead of Saturday

Nils Pratley

30, Sep, 2021 @9:30 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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Ladbrokes owner bet big that it was undervalued. It won … big
Liberalisation of US gambling law is fuelling a wave of buyouts of more tech-savvy UK betting firms

Nils Pratley

21, Sep, 2021 @5:57 PM

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National Express in talks to buy rival Stagecoach
All-share deal would value Scotland-based coach operator at £445m

Julia Kollewe

21, Sep, 2021 @7:36 AM

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Rishi Sunak gives blessing to foreign firms snapping up UK businesses
Multibillion-pound private equity trend is ‘sign of confidence’ in UK companies, says chancellor

Rob Davies

14, Sep, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Why takeovers, rather than arms, may be the talk of UK defence fair
In the second in our Britain For Sale series, we examine concerns over Britain’s inability to prevent the sale of established defence firms

Jasper Jolly

13, Sep, 2021 @5:10 PM

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EasyJet needs investors on board as next takeover bid may be serious | Nils Pratley
Wizz Air’s offer was rejected, of course, but £1.2bn rights issue hardly put fizz back into shares

Nils Pratley

09, Sep, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Morrisons cuts sick pay for non-jabbed workers after ‘biblical’ pandemic costs
Pay changes part of plans to mitigate supply chain crisis as company prepares to be auctioned off amid profit slump

Jasper Jolly, Sarah Butler and Mark Sweney

09, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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