Deals Rumor Mill: Morrison, Shell, Ardagh

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 2:38 PM EST) -- Banking sources told Reuters on Wednesday they are cobbling together debt financing packages worth nearly $8.4 billion to support the potential private equity purchase of British grocery store chain Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC. The supermarket operator's founding family has been considering selling the company after a lag in Christmas sales, and has since approached investment outfits to gauge their interest. The size of the transactions, expected to be one of the largest in the U.K.'s retail sector, would likely require a joint bid from multiple private...
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