The high street is facing a full-blown crisis as the company behind off-licence chains Bargain Booze and Wine Rack scrambles to avert collapse and Carpetright prepares to close scores of shops. This weekend, drinks retailer Conviviality is hurriedly putting together a new business plan that will form the basis for an emergency fundraising due to be launched in the coming days.
A global bidding war is set to erupt for Nex Group, the financial technology giant created by City veteran Michael Spencer more than 30 years ago with two friends and a single trading screen. A takeover approach from the owner of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has sparked a frantic scramble among other exchanges, which were wrong-footed after it pounced as the industry held its annual jamboree in Boca Raton, Florida.
Melrose chief executive Simon Peckham has launched a withering attack on GKN’s bosses, branding them caretakers of the business with a “manager mentality” that is harming the company. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph, he claims that investors are losing faith in them. “GKN has been run by people who don’t have an owner mentality, they have a manager mentality,” said Mr Peckham.
@mnottingham@theJackTorrance@Telegraph@EK_EuropeanMove@Labour4EU And while I am more than happy to have an honest debate, i won’t engage with people who question my integrity or make pathetic accusations of a cover-up, simply because a story that was perfectly balanced doesn’t fit with their skewed view of the world, so you’re blocked 👋
@EK_EuropeanMove@mnottingham@theJackTorrance@Telegraph@Labour4EU No, as I said previously, Carpetright has issued a profit warning nearly every year for at least the last decade. It has far too many underperforming stores, on long leases with high rents. It also has a woeful online presence. Like it or not, those are the facts.
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