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Dr Martens owner among investors bidding for Gymshark stake

// Dr Martens owner Permira joins bidding war for Gymshark stake // Other firms looking to make a bid include Inflexion Private Equity, General Atlantic, TSG Partners & L Cattertonare // Gmshark is understood to be planning a £1 billion valuation via a minority stake sale The private equity owner of Dr Martens has reportedly …

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Why there will be no coronavirus bonanza for investors | Business

Sainsbury’s shares rose 11%; Morrisons’ were 10% better. Even in the midst of crisis, investors think they know how to price up a business rates giveaway from the chancellor. Morrisons on Wednesday announced underlying pre-tax profits of £408m for the past financial year. Add the £290m of store-related business rates that the company won’t be …

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At least 150 companies have warned investors

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images About 150 publicly traded companies have warned investors of the threat COVID-19 poses, with several anticipating they’ll miss guidance for the March quarter.  The new coronavirus was first discovered in December in China. At first, several companies had to suspend their supply chains or temporarily close brick-and-mortar …

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Swiggy raises US$ 113 mn from investors led by Prosus

Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Wednesday said it has raised US$ 113 million (over Rs 805 crore) in the latest funding round led by existing investor Prosus NV. Meituan Dianping and Wellington Management Company also participated in the funding round. Having grown beyond food delivery, the company aims to use the funds to …

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As Walmart grows in e-commerce, investors look for a plan to stem the losses

As Walmart’s online sales grow, the retailer has seen another number grow, too: Its e-commerce losses. Analysts are waiting to see whether those losses have peaked or if they’ll continue to rise. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer is spending heavily to compete against Amazon. It’s seen that pay off with significant sales growth, especially in its …

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Jupiter agrees £370m deal to buy Merian Global Investors | Business

The investment manager Jupiter is to pay £370m to buy Merian Global Investors in a deal that will create the second-largest retail asset management group in the UK. The enlarged group will have £65bn under management, but some analysts said they regarded the deal as an essentially defensive merger of two struggling businesses. Jupiter has …

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Macy’s must show investors it has a plan to get back to sales growth

The entrance to a Macy’s department store. Jeffrey Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Macy’s has watched its shares lose well over half their value in the past five years. Its market cap is more than $1 billion smaller than Kohl’s, even though Macy’s still brings in higher sales annually than its rival. …

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Things that should worry foreign investors after the Bezos episode, Retail News, ET Retail

By Mihir Sharma In most places, government ministers would be happy to hear that someone intends to invest a billion dollars in their country. Not in today’s India. Late last week, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos announced that he would be pumping another billion into the online retailer’s India arm; in response, India’s commerce minister, Piyush …

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Target gives investors ‘great’ chance to buy after strong 2019

Investors might want to take their shot at Target. One of 2019’s best-performing retail stocks with an impressive 94% annual gain, Target is off to a rocky start in 2020, plunging over 6.5% on Wednesday after reporting weaker-than-expected holiday sales. That brings Target’s total year-to-date loss to roughly 9%. Macy’s stock, which ended 2019 with a …

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Investors punish FedEx as it struggles to adapt to rise in e-commerce

A FedEx delivery truck is seen on August 07, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images FedEx investors punished the company’s shares Wednesday after it released disappointing earnings a day earlier and cut its profit outlook for at least the third time in 2019. The delivery company is struggling to adapt to …

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