(Shut): Shares in Leisure One – the proprietor of the Peppa Pig youngsters’s TV collection – have jumped on hypothesis it might face one other takeover bid.
Reviews on the weekend stated the FTSE 250-listed firm might face a bid strategy from personal fairness agency KKR. Shares in Entertainment One rose 6.seventy eight% to 255p.
Leisure One rejected a £1bn bid from UK broadcaster ITV final week.
London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 25.17 factors to six,941.19.
Shares in software group Sage rose regardless of information of a knowledge breach. The company said it was “investigating unauthorised entry to buyer info utilizing an inner login”.
Studies stated the info breach might have compromised private info for workers at 280 UK companies.
On the foreign money markets, the pound was down zero.38% against the dollar at $1.2871. It was additionally down zero.sixty four% against the euro at €1.14920.
Foreign money merchants might be eyeing a run of key knowledge due out this week, when inflation, unemployment and retail gross sales figures for July – the primary full month because the Brexit vote – can be launched.
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