Outlook WH Smith's Stephen Clarke, like Kate Swann before him, is to be commended. For if ever there was a high street chain that should exist no more, it was this.
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Friday 16 July 2004
Permira was yesterday put on notice to come back with a revised offer for WH Smith by 9 August or walk away from bidding for six months.
Monday 12 July 2004
Permira, the private equity firm, is planning to return to the fray with a renewed takeover bid for the troubled newsagent WH Smith by the end of this month.
Monday 26 April 2004
Saturday 24 April 2004
Kate Swann is nothing if not ambitious. Why else would she have agreed to leave the high street superstar Argos for WH Smith, retail's ugly duckling?
Friday 23 April 2004
Tuesday 20 April 2004
Monday 19 April 2004
WH Smith yesterday revealed it had received a 375p-per-share bid approach from Permira, the private equity group that narrowly missed out on acquiring Debenhams.
Sunday 18 April 2004
Saturday 27 March 2004
The bookshops sector has been going through something of a revolution. Ottakar's, which reported 20 per cent rise in annual pre-tax profits to £6.1m, is the second biggest specialist chain in the UK.
Monday 23 February 2004
Friday 30 January 2004
Monday 26 January 2004
Sunday 25 January 2004
Wednesday 14 January 2004
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