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Delancey withdraws Greycoat bid

Delancey withdraws Greycoat bid

Greycoat mbo team bids pounds 283m

A GREYCOAT management buyout team, backed by Mercury Asset Management Group yesterday offered to pay cash for all Greycoat shares, valuing the London office property company at pounds 282.5m and trumping a bid from George Soros's Delancey Estates.

Delancey ups Greycoat bid 25% to pounds 263m

DELANCEY ESTATES, the property company controlled by financier George Soros and Jamie Ritblat, son of British Land's John Ritblat, yesterday raised its hostile bid for rival Greycoat by 25 per cent to pounds 263m.

Delancey adds 25% to bid for Greycoat

DELANCEY ESTATES, the property company controlled by financier George Soros and Jamie Ritblat, son of British Land's John Ritblat, yesterday raised its hostile bid for rival Greycoat by 25 per cent to pounds 263m.

Delancey to raise Greycoat offer

Delancey to raise Greycoat offer

MAM talks to Greycoat team

THE MANAGEMENT of Greycoat is in talks with Mercury Asset Management (MAM) about a possible buyout of the central London property developer.

Greycoat shares soar in bid battle

SHARES OF property group Greycoat soared yesterday on news of a 29 per cent increase in net asset value to 283p per share, helping the company in its fight against a pounds 218m takeover attempt by rival Delancey Estates, controlled by George Soros.

LTCM beats Soros

LTCM beats Soros

Soros moves to buy the NatWest Tower

GEORGE SOROS, the financier whose bet against sterling rocked the City in 1992, yesterday moved to buy one of its most famous landmarks, the NatWest Tower, when one of his companies launched a pounds 211m bid for the building's co-owner, Greycoat.

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