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Vista Equity Partners lines up binding bid for Kantar - sources

22 May 2019

LONDON, May 22 Private equity fund Vista Equity Partners has emerged as one of four U.S. bidders vying for a majority stake in WPP's data analytics firm Kantar, two sources close to the deal told Reuters.

Amazon squares up to Uber with backing for UK food app Deliveroo

17 May 2019

LONDON Amazon has taken a stake in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, leading a $575 million fundraising to pit itself against Uber Eats in the global race to dominate the market for takeaway meals. | Video

WPP shortlists final bidders for Kantar - sources

16 May 2019

LONDON WPP has shortlisted a series of U.S. buyout funds to submit binding bids for a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar as it wants to finalise the sale in late June, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Uber drivers go on strike in London and U.S. ahead of IPO, early protests sparse

09 May 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Uber drivers in London and major U.S. cities held a series of strikes on Wednesday to protest the disparity between gig-economy conditions and the sums that investors are likely to make in Friday's blockbuster stock market debut. | Video

Indigo joins likely bidders for Thomas Cook airline: sources

02 May 2019

LONDON Indigo Partners and Lufthansa are among the likely bidders for Thomas Cook's airline business, with a deadline of May 7 set for expressions of interest, sources said.

RPT-Thomas Cook sets May 7 deadline for interest in airline business -sources

02 May 2019

LONDON, May 1 Thomas Cook has set a deadline of May 7 for expressions of interest in its airline business, with Indigo Partners and Lufthansa among the likely bidders, sources said.

Thomas Cook sets May 7 deadline for interest in airline business - sources

01 May 2019

LONDON, May 1 Thomas Cook has set a deadline of May 7 for expressions of interest in its airline business, with Indigo Partners and Lufthansa among the likely bidders, sources said.

Sainsbury's to invest and cut prices after Asda dream dies

01 May 2019

LONDON Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe vowed to improve stores, cut prices on daily essentials and invest in online to restore sales growth for Britain's second largest supermarket group after the humiliation of his failed takeover of rival Asda.

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