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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]
Woodborough Hall, a popular hotel and wedding venue in Nottingham, is on the market for £1.9 mil [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]
Britain’s companies enjoyed a decent start to the year and are heading into spring with confidence, in positive news for the economy in the wake of the vote to leave the [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]
Administrators appointed to a collapsed fish processor and importer are encouraging anyone interested in buying the business to get in touch “immediately [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]
Historic fashion chain Jaeger, which has counted models, royalty and Arctic explorers among its fans, has collapsed into administration with 680 jobs at risk. [more]
Joint administrators have been drafted in to E-Go Aeroplanes to help sell the distressed business. [more]
Household consumer goods giant Unilever is gearing up to sell off its margarine business, including the Flora and Stork brands, in a sale analysts say could fetch £4.8 bil [more]
Administrators appointed to a collapsed packaging manufacturer for the food and drink industry is encouraging interested buyers to contact them “as soon as possible [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]
Two of Nottingham’s digital firms are to merge, forming a new agency with 37 employees and annual revenues of nearly £3 [more]
Gateshead Council has put its historic Old Town Hall - the municipal heart of the town for almost 120 years - up for sale, continuing a trend of local authorities selling off property to raise money. [more]