Chinese tycoon bids for Britain’s House of Fraser: Report

LONDON: Chinese businessman Yuan Yafei has launched a surprise takeover bid for British department store chain House of Fraser worth £450 million ($748 million, 544 million), media reports said on Sunday. 

Sanpower, a Nanjing-based conglomerate run and founded by Yafei, is in “advanced talks” to buy the 161-year-old British group, Sunday Times said without citing its source.

The offer has been accepted by House of Fraser chairman Don McCarthy, whose family controls 20 per cent of the firm, the newspaper noted.

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