Property Partnerships, developing commercial property and hotels, leapt 35p to 305p after announcing it was preliminary bid talks. Last week, the company appointed consultants to attract interest in its property portfolio.
Computer firm Acorn added 9.5p to 184.5p. It has a 38 per cent stake in ARM Holdings, a chip manufacturer whose proposed US listing is attracting attention. Analysts reckon ARM is worth at least 80p per Acorn share, and possibly a lot more. The shares were 129.5p a month ago.