Takeover feast

Seven companies ready to be eaten up
Thursday 01 Dec 2016 Author: Tom Sieber
Takeovers are back on the agenda for the UK stock market. We aren’t surprised, given favourable conditions for M&A (mergers and acquisitions) have been in place for some time. The cost of borrowing is low; sterling devaluation makes British companies a more attractive proposition to overseas buyers; and volatile conditions in certain sectors have left some decent businesses in a vulnerable position. After building up steam since the summer,...

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