Within a day of the Morrisons board recommending a £6.3bn takeover offer from Fortress, the investment group, a third potential bidder for Britain’s number four supermarket chain put its head above the parapet.
Apollo, yet another private equity outfit, said it was considering a counter-offer, amid furious speculation that a fourth and even a fifth bidding consortium could join the party. And that Amazon could ultimately end up squashing the lot of them.
If Apollo, or another party, were to formally enter the fray, it would serve as a damning indictment of the Morrisons board.
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