Blog: Olly WehringS&N and SAB - Will they? Won't they?

Olly Wehring | 12 April 2007

The Scottish & Newcastle/SABMiller talk has been going on all week over here. Will SABMiller make a move for its smaller rival? Is S&N going to become the next notch on SAB’s bedpost?

Enough think the answer is ‘yes’, for S&N’s share price to start shouting at you from the page.

Some cynical journos – and no, that doesn’t include us, honest – think, however, that the rumours might be the work of those making hay while the share price shines.

One thing to bear in mind, whichever side of the fence you lie on this. The UK Takeover Panel, who keeps an eye on notable share price movements, can oblige a company to state their intentions if it believes there might be something to the rumours.

That panel, however, has been markedly silent.

So don’t go getting too excited, you S&N shareholders.


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