Deals Rumor Mill: Marks & Spencer, Liberty Media, CPPIB

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Despite earlier reports, a source told Reuters on Monday that Qatar Holding LLC is not mulling an £ 8 billion ($12 billion) takeover of British clothing retailer Marks & Spencer Group PLC. The U.K. company's shares soared on news that a multibillion-dollar buyout could be in the works, a prospect first suggested by a weekend piece in The Sunday Times. If the Qatari sovereign wealth fund and a consortium of other Middle Eastern investors had pursued a deal, as outlined by The Sunday Times, it would...
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