Business Sale News

British businessmen the Barclay brothers are hoping to make £3 billion from the sale of Shop Direct, the retail group that counts Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com among its brand ro [more]
Seachill, the Grimsby-based food firm which owns the popular fish brand Saucy Fish Co, has been put up for sale by its owner Icelandic Group. [more]
Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker worn by actresses, royalty and musicians, is up for sale after announcing a “strategic review of the company [more]
The government has sold its Green Investment Bank (GIB) to Macquarie Group, an Australian banking firm, in a deal valued at £2.3 bil [more]
Tesco is to sell its in-store optician business to Vision Express in a deal expected to complete this year. [more]
Weetabix, the largest producer of breakfast cereals in the UK, is to be bought by US firm Post Holdings for $1.8bn (£1.4bn) after failing to crack the Chinese ma [more]
New Scientist changes hands - Sat, 15 Apr 2017
Reed Business Information (RBI) has sold leading science magazine New Scientist to Kingston Acquisitions, a firm set up by the former management team of the Times Educational Supplement. [more]
Female fashion retailer Missguided is considering a sale or a stock market listing as it eyes an aggressive expansion strategy. [more]
Whitworths, the 130-year-old maker of dried fruits and nuts, has been put up for sale by its private equity owner Equistone, reports say. [more]
Bedroom furniture retailer Sharps, rescued out of administration six years ago, has been put up for sale for £80 million, it has been repo [more]
Reckitt Benckiser, the British consumer goods giant, is considering a sale of its “non core” £2 billion-valued food division to focus on health brands and raise funds to acquire the US baby food maker [more]
Historic British shoe retailer Jones Bootmaker has been acquired for £11 million by private equity house Endless in a deal that saves 840 jobs and keeps 72 stores and its head office [more]
Engineering and tech giant Smiths Group could sell off its underperforming businesses as the sprawling conglomerate, which makes everything from medical devices to narcotics sensors, looks to lose some excess baggage. [more]
Rivals of oilfield services firms Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler are set to gobble up assets and contracts of both companies if they’re forced to offload them to get their planned £2.2 billion merger over [more]
A Wales-based international media firm that counts Question Time, Crufts and Robot Wars among its projects is up for sale with a price tag of around £300 million, reports sug [more]
Struggling fashion chain French Connection is under intense pressure from investors to sell up after it posted losses for the fifth year running. [more]
Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel has been put up for sale for £250 million by owner Infracapital, an infrastructure investment arm of the Pruden [more]
The private equity owners of the David Lloyd gym chain are preparing for a £1.3 billion sale of the business, according to rep [more]
Mike Ashley, the owner of Sports Direct, has acquired collapsed lingerie firm Agent Provocateur in a controversial deal reported to be worth around £31 mil [more]
Outsourcing firm Mitie has sold its home healthcare arm for just £2, five years after it acquired it for £112 million, as it exits the homecare [more]