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Jeremy Warner's Outlook: OFT on alert as Green girds for hostile offer

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<preform>Green prepares to strike again as turmoil engulfs Marks & Spencer</preform>

Rose grilled by FSA; Fresh allegations of corporate espionage; Goldman banker identified

Green to woo American investors in the battle for M&amp;S

Philip Green will this week target Marks & Spencer's US investors as he strives to win control of the retailer.

'Barbarian at the Gate' approach makes private equity history

Philip Green's audacious attempt to launch an £8.4bn bid for Marks & Spencer may have failed to impress the retailer's board but it has set the private equity world alight. Not since KKR launched its $31bn (£17bn) hostile bid for RJR Nabisco, the US food group, 15 years ago, has any predator set its sights as high as Mr Green.

Philip Green launches fierce attack on M&amp;S's institutional shareholders

Philip Green mounted an assault yesterday on the institutional shareholders he must win over to stand any chance of acquiring Marks & Spencer, accusing them of misleading him about the type of deal structure they wanted.

Green seeks feedback on share element in revised M&amp;S bid

Philip Green is planning to sound out shareholders in Marks & Spencer about whether they are keen for him to include an equity alternative in any revised bid for the retailer.

Green may quit M&amp;S battle as City rejects 'stub' equity plan

Philip Green may drop his £8bn pursuit of Marks & Spencer after institutional investors rejected his plan for an equity "stub" as part of his conditional bid.

Green's reputation is his biggest enemy in bid

Freshfields conflict

Suitor says per una contract is a 'poison pill' to block bids

Philip Green alleged yesterday that the contract with the per una designer George Davies could be a poison pill conjured up by Marks & Spencer's previous management to protect them from a takeover bid.

A reluctant return to the public arena

If Philip Green wins the battle for Marks & Spencer, the pugnacious retailer would once again be heading up a publicly listed company, making him answerable to outside shareholders - something that has not been an issue since his ignominious departure from the retailer Amber Day 12 years ago.

Business Analysis: M&amp;S sale of the century comes down to the sum of its parts

The fate of Marks &amp; Spencer could be a sell-off whoever ends up in control

Green's five questions that need answers before bid can proceed

Philip Green's £10bn bid for Marks & Spencer hinges on the answers to five key questions, which the retail baron intends to put to the M&S board today. The crucial due diligence questions, and the answers he receives, are key to Mr Green establishing an exact value for his bid, which will be couched at about 400p a share.

Two men and the fight that's set the City alight

Marks &amp; Spencer stripped for action this week, countering a looming takeover bid by Philip Green by appointing Stuart Rose as chief executive. So how do the pair square up? Damian Reece reports
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