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French Connection Group 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
  -1.00p -2.47% 39.50p 38.60p 40.40p 40.00p 39.20p 40.00p 78,952 16:35:06
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 154.0 -2.3 -2.7 - 38.16

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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
09:01
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
08:49
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
08:32
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
15:57
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
15:51
Rns just out explains the rise.
irishlass2
19/10/2018
15:27
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
08:47
I hope this BB is not a reflection of the interest from prospective buyers!
tiswas
08/10/2018
17:32
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
12:28
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
08/10/2018
11:55
Thanks for leaving some for the next man :-) Fingers crossed
zoolook
08/10/2018
11:20
Well i'm out at about that price. A nice 30% over the weekend.
arthur_lame_stocks
08/10/2018
11:11
Surprised they haven’t gone higher now they are officially in play and were trading at over 60p in only May so bought in again at 55.2p
zoolook
08/10/2018
08:42
This article is worth a look and not just for the picture of the attractive young lady. hxxps://uk.fashionnetwork.com/news/French-Connection-for-sale-will-Ashley-step-in-,1021923.html#
danny baker
08/10/2018
06:58
French Connection as a brand is much bigger in Asia than it is in Europe (ex-UK). I think advertising to the world that it is for sale is the best strategy for maximising how much it goes for. Apart from Bestseller who bought Toast earlier this year and Mike Ashley, I don't think too many other European retailers would be interested. Hopefully enough potential buyers come forward to get an auction going. I'd expect a take-out price in the range 80-100p but we'll have to see.
danny baker
08/10/2018
06:30
Now confirmed
18bt
07/10/2018
13:13
Have had these for a while, hoping the Chinese would buy in. Fingers crossed.
irishlass2
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