Gent has been in talks since October. There have been suggestions of a 70p a share offer. Claremont and Gent are Marks & Spencer suppliers.
Eurotherm is bumping along at a year's low, off 3.5p to 508.5p. There are worries that the industrial controls groupmay soon be tempted to produce a profits warning.
Jardinerie Interiors, which supplies indoor plants to businesses, has won a pounds 150,000 order to create a jungle at the Ideal Home Exhibition. The shares, floated at 114p in October, are 140.5p.Reuse content