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Another surprise move from Mike Ashley as retail tycoon sells off Sports Direct shares worth £200m

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley surprised the industry once more last night with an unexpected sale of shares worth more than £200 million of his sports business.

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Late surge in demand for Poundland shares

Fixed-price retailer Poundland could end up as much as 10 times oversubscribed by the time it closes its books on its forthcoming float tomorrow night.

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Pets at Home flotation could bring £200m windfall for KKR

Having revealed on Friday that Pets at Home will be listed with an implied market capitalisation of £1.3 billion, private equity owner KKR could now be in line for a £200 million pay-out, while the retailer’s management could also be up for cash and share payments worth more than £20 million.

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L’Oreal will buy 8% of its shares from Nestle although “sale is not first step towards exit”

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal will buy 8 per cent of its capital for EUR 6.5 billion from Nestle, although the consumer goods group is adamant the sale does not signal an exit.

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Fat Face preparing for market debut this year?

Fashion and activewear retailer Fat Face is thought to be gearing up to make its debut on the stock market this year after a particularly successful Christmas trading period.

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Sports Direct acquires 5% of Debenhams

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct on Monday morning acquired a 4.6 per cent stake in Debenhams as it announced it wanted to explore options “at an operational level” to work with the department store group.

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Hugo Boss investor Permira to receive £110m cash back

Hugo Boss proved a shrewd investment once again on Monday, as it was revealed the German fashion house will pay majority owner Permira back £110.9 million in cash, the equivalent of 47 per cent of its original investment.

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Best Buy founder Schulze to start selling off shares in October
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Richard Schulze, founder and former chairman of the world’s largest consumer electronics chain has announced he plans to start selling its stocks from 1 October, according to a regulatory filing on Monday. "The stock sales ... are part of his personal long-term strategy for asset diversification and liquidity," Schulze told Best Buy, according to the filing.

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Pret owner said to be eyeing major Hotel Chocolat investment

Reports emerge that Pret A Manger’s owner Bridgepoint Development Capital is considering a major investment in Hotel Chocolat, the luxury chocolate retailer currently valued at more than £100 million.

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Aldi posts all-time record share of grocery market
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The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show an ongoing polarisation of the grocery market, as both Aldi and Waitrose continue to make gains on rivals. Value retailer Aldi posted an all-time record share of 3.5 per cent in the 12 weeks to 12 May 2013, up from 2.8 per cent of the market last year.

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