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Article Date: March 2019
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JD Sports Makes Offer for All of Footasylum

With strong U.K. retailers continuing to snap up ailing competitors, JD Sports upped its interest in Footasylum with a £90.1 million ($119.8 mm) offer to take over its smaller rival. Sir Sneaker had earlier taken an 8% stake in Footasylum, saying it was for investment purposes, but it later upped the stake to 18% and this latest offer was approved by the Footasylum board. The £0.825 per share price represents a 77% premium to the share price last Friday after JD’s initial interest was known. JD’s initial interest came after Footasylum put out a profit warning following a weak Holiday ... Log in to view full article.


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