FirstGroup PLC (FGP.L)
20 Apr 2018
April 13 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
April 12 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
* Sulzer freed of U.S. sanctions, shares rally (Adds closing prices)
LONDON British transport company FirstGroup could be forced to break itself up or sell off parts of its business after rejecting a takeover approach from a U.S. private equity group.
* Company has bus and rail businesses on both sides of Atlantic
April 12 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 18 points lower at 7,239 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.15 percent ahead of the cash market open.
April 12 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 18 points lower at 7,239 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * SHIRE: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd has sounded out creditors for loans, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as it moves closer to making a bid for London-listed rare disease specialist Shire that could top $40 billion. * FIRSTGROUP: British bus and rail operator FirstGroup has rejected a takeover approach from U.S. private equit
British bus and rail operator FirstGroup has rejected a takeover approach from U.S. private equity firm Apollo Global Management , becoming the latest company to be swept up by a wave of bids in the UK.
* Shares fall more than 11 percent (Adds CFO comment, share price, analyst comment)