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Qataris 'planning to make £8billion takeover Marks and Spencer'

Old Mar 17th 2013, 12:59 pm
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I thought they owned Sainsbury...




I wonder how much Amanda is getting paid out of these deals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Staveley

QATAR is considering an audacious £8bn-plus bid for Marks & Spencer, the high street chain.

According to senior City sources, the Qatar Investment Authority, the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund, has approached leading private equity houses and banks to assemble a consortium to make a move on M&S.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/N
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I thought they owned Sainsbury...




I wonder how much Amanda is getting paid out of these deals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Staveley
Brilliant quote from her... "...it wouldn't matter if I was making £8 million or £200 million. I just want to go to bed at night and say I've done a good job."
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Probably would though eh.
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Probably would though eh.
Her dad owns Lightwater Valley - that would seal the deal.
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I wish to God that this deal goes through so that I can start buying from M&S again. I have boycotted that store many years ago for ethical reasons and since then, every time I pass by it I get tempted to go in
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I wish to God that this deal goes through so that I can start buying from M&S again. I have boycotted that store many years ago for ethical reasons and since then, every time I pass by it I get tempted to go in
What goes on in your head?
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I wish to God that this deal goes through so that I can start buying from M&S again. I have boycotted that store many years ago for ethical reasons and since then, every time I pass by it I get tempted to go in
Well done you - their profits were down last November.
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I wish to God that this deal goes through so that I can start buying from M&S again. I have boycotted that store many years ago for ethical reasons and since then, every time I pass by it I get tempted to go in
What ethical reasons out of intrest?
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What ethical reasons out of intrest?

If you insist….. Apart from some silly reasons, like selling women knickers with the word God in Arabic written on them , or selling flip-flips with similar writings, as they used to do in the past, my main reason is the man behind that company. He has dedicated a considerable amount of the company’s annual profit into supporting some rogue state in the world
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If you insist….. Apart from some silly reasons, like selling women knickers with the word God in Arabic written on them , or selling flip-flips with similar writings, as they used to do in the past, my main reason is the man behind that company. He has dedicated a considerable amount of the company’s annual profit into supporting some rogue state in the world
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Was gonna say, they're a Jewish company are they not?
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Default Re: Qataris 'planning to make £8billion takeover Marks and Spencer'

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Was gonna say, they're a Jewish company are they not?
I came across a bag of Israeli grown peppers one day in my central store back home. Must say they didn't taste any different.
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I came across a bag of Israeli grown peppers one day in my central store back home. Must say they didn't taste any different.
Ha ha, I'm not saying they would. I'm more surprised that an Arab company would do business with a Jewish company. Although I suppose its probably a case of details like this not mattering when it suits their needs and there's cash to be made!
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it does feel a bit like arabs are taking over the world. When I was last home i seemed to see Emirates and Ethihad sponsorship everywhere, let alone the retailers being bought up by the Middle East. Guess they are the only ones with any money these days.
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Originally Posted by redShark View Post
I wish to God that this deal goes through so that I can start buying from M&S again. I have boycotted that store many years ago for ethical reasons and since then, every time I pass by it I get tempted to go in
Twat.
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