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Currys rejects sweetened takeover approach from Elliott Advisors

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Tuesday 27 Feb 2024

Currys rejects sweetened takeover approach from Elliott Advisors

(Sharecast News) - Currys confirmed on Tuesday that it had received and rejected a sweetened takeover approach from US investment firm Elliott Advisors.
Responding to press speculation, the electricals retailer said that Elliott made an approach at 67p a share, up from 62p.

"The board of Currys considered the second Elliott proposal, together with its financial advisers, and concluded that it significantly undervalued the company and its future prospects," it said.

Currys said there can no certainty that an offer will be made nor as to the terms on which any offer might be made.

Last week, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com announced that it was in the early stages of considering an offer for Currys.

At 1440 GMT, the shares were down 0.9% at 66.15p, having rallied earlier on the back of a Sky News report.

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