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Mike Ashley said to be in talks to buy Hugo Boss, according to Manager Magazin

Friday, 21 May 2021, 11:40 am

Hugo Boss shares are up over 5pc this morning following a report from a German magazine that Mike Ashley is weighing a takeover bid to buy the fashion brand outright.

Wily Ashley, the controversial billionaire owner of Newcastle United Football Club, has been building a stake in Hugo Boss for sometime but now the monthly Manager Magazin is claiming he is "in talks" to buy the whole business for over EURO 3.2 billion. Below is a link to the piece:..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Stride, Inc said to ... - Part 3

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5:58 pm

There was a frisson of excitement around Stride, Inc yesterday after rivals at StreetInsider suggested Pearson, the FTSE 100-listed education publisher, is interested in acquiring the US-based group.

However, flaks at Pearson were quick too pour cold water on the StreetInsider tale, denying it to rival American wesbite Seeking Alpha...

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RARE ALERT: The Hut Group said to ...

Monday, 10 May 2021, 12:43 pm

The Hut Group, the London-listed e-commerce retail giant, is rumoured to be working on a deal that could see the company raise up to £500 million of fresh funds.

People following the situation suggested the £500 million deal may be immiment although it's not clear what type of transaction is being contemplated by The Hut Group.

It's also not clear what the funds will be used for, said people following the situation...

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