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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
French Connection Group Plc LSE:FCCN London Ordinary Share GB0033764746 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 43.40p 42.00p 44.80p - - - 8,450 16:28:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 154.0 -2.3 -2.7 - 41.93

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
25/4/2019
17:48
How long can this take? You assume all interested parties went to DD some time ago and then its just down to price. But after 6 months you would think both parties know by now whether they want to sell/buy? Otherwise just put us out of our misery!
tiswas
18/4/2019
09:10
On the uptrend and looking good for a takeover.
irishlass2
13/3/2019
00:12
Move all the retail into another company ready to cva it if required.
shabbadabbadoo2
12/3/2019
08:26
Good to see a return to a small profit. Regarding the strategic review the statement also says that alongside a potential sale they are considering all types of corporate and brand transactions. Presumably this is some sort of break up of the business. Anyone care to speculate how this might pan out if an outright sale isn’t achieved?
zoolook
10/2/2019
13:57
Paul Scott talks with with Graham Neary in the latest podcast, discussion in respect of FCCN starts at 36 min in. hTTps://cube.investments/cube-podcast-10-paul-scott-spots-the-ball/
yupawiese2010
04/2/2019
10:56
Has there been a worse time in the last 20 years to sell a business like this? Ok, it has a brand name which may or may not be worth something but is Marks really going to sell at this level? Does anyone really want it? I was originally hoping for circa 75p but I am beginning to think that potential suitors might see it as more trouble than it is worth.
tiswas
20/1/2019
21:45
If they come to nothing or something then they will announce it, at some point. The for sale sign is up, so there’ll be an outcome one way or other. In March 2018 they noted in their annual results that they had received an unsolicited approach from a US buyer in 2017. (FCCN incurred costs so had to say why). This time it’s different as they announced to the market that they had potential buyers. Dunno what takeover panel rules say about FCCN’s duty to disclose if an interested party walks away.
jonbirdy
14/1/2019
13:47
Guessing the lack of news, the four potential buyers have now fizzled out?
williamgtheobald
18/12/2018
14:15
What a difference a couple of weeks makes! Are prospective buyers allowed to accumulate stock in the meantime or are they now classified as "insiders"? That would be the only consolation at the moment, that lots of interested buyers cannot buy! Paul, you know about these things?
tiswas
18/12/2018
12:51
These are now lower than they were before the announcement that they are up for sale. I guess it shows just how tough retail is at the moment. Glad I sold into the rise now.
arthur_lame_stocks
02/12/2018
20:38
Or taking a punt. Downside risk is low as business is improving so why not, that's what I have done :-)
ljhrunner12
29/11/2018
09:57
My cynical head says someone has got a sniff of news!
tiswas
13/11/2018
12:40
Bought a few. Difficult to know how to price these, but market will presumably be trying to infer a bid vs. no bid value. So any fall will be bought into?
brucie5
13/11/2018
12:12
Price pretty irrelevant. If Marks is not selling there will be no action.
whatgoesupcomesdown
13/11/2018
11:53
Paul Scott is right many more times than I am but price action here is surely suggesting that we are going to struggle to get a bid near 75p yet alone £1+. Hopefully a higher bidder is playing their cards very close to their chest!
tiswas
22/10/2018
10:01
Good thoughts simso. Could be there is bad blood between Day and Ashley which could be positive or negative in a bidding war.
zoolook
22/10/2018
09:49
zoolook, I would add Philip Day of Edinburgh Woolen Mills as a possible acquirer. They have been active in this space, and have bought brands like Austin Reed, Viyella and Jaeger in recent times. They were strongly linked with House of Fraser and lost out to Mike Ashley there. Deep pockets, and a racing certainty they will running their slide-rule over the numbers at the very least. I read some press speculation that TFG London may be interested....owners of Phase8 and Whsitles.
simso
22/10/2018
09:32
Further comment from paulypilot on Stockopedia: hxxps://www.stockopedia.com/content/small-cap-value-report-mon-22-oct-2018-fccn-sdry-410549/ He’s hoping for £1-2 take out. He speculated that Bestseller(who bought Toast)and the unnamed US previous bidder as potentially interested parties. Obviously there’s Ashley and maybe the son of the Dunelm founder who owns a stake and used to be their CEO. Seem to recall reports of him sitting on a cash pile after selling a chunk of Dunelm. Any other likely suitors?
zoolook
19/10/2018
16:57
4+ interested parties in formal sale process / strategic review. Sounds encouraging: https://www.investegate.co.uk/french-connection--fccn-/rns/strategic-review-update---formal-sale-process/201810191645036647E/
paulypilot
19/10/2018
16:51
Rns just out explains the rise.
irishlass2
19/10/2018
16:27
No but as its up for sale we just leave it to our trustworthy CEO to get us the best price, as he has always looked after PIs...
frenchfry
19/10/2018
09:47
I hope this BB is not a reflection of the interest from prospective buyers!
tiswas
08/10/2018
18:32
Although Mike Ashley may refuse to sell in a bid situation as he did with House of Fraser, it would be easy to deliver 50.1% and control to a bidder. My guess is that provided the price is a full one MA will be happy with his profit. Of course he may fancy FC himself to run alongside Flannels and he knows a thing or two about brand licensing having previously owned Dunlop and Slazenger.
danny baker
08/10/2018
13:28
I just figured that MA could crash any party for the firm so unless he's offered enough to sell or wants to buy it himself it could be a difficult deal to do. And I only bought last Friday so a quick gain suits me.
arthur_lame_stocks
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