Struggling fashion chains to be offered in a half-price summer sale?

Everyone knows that if you are prepared to wait towards the end of a season you get the latest fashions at a discounted price, and in the case of struggling fashion chains Coast, Oasis and Warehouse, business seems to be imitating life with the reported reduction in price that potential buyer, Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) is considering offering.

Knowing the value of your own business

It could be argued that valuing a company is an art and not science, and the opening price arrived at by a potential purchaser is often not the one that the seller feels is (wrongly or rightly) a fair price for their business.

USD 131bn buys you a whole of lot of beer!

Yesterday's announcement that Anheuser-Busch InBev will acquire SABMiller brings together the world's two largest beer makers in terms of revenue and the resulting business will be responsible for about 30 per cent of the world's beer production.

Weight Watchers losses spark hedge fund appetite

Takeover interest spurred by Weight Watchers' declining fortunes

Weight Watchers’ losses spark hedge fund appetite

Shares in Weight Watchers leapt following speculation it may be a takeover target for an unnamed activist hedge fund.