The takeover battle for British Sugar

Alpine, Robin (1986) The takeover battle for British Sugar. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 12 (1). pp. 57-41. ISSN 0306-7866

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Throughout 1986 lines for a takeover battle for Britain's producer of domestic beet sugar have been drawn and redrawn. The cases of two potential suitors are currently being examined by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC). This Perspective examines the background to the fight to control the production of half of Britain's sugar and looks in particular at its implications for the survival of Greenock's sole remaining cane refinery, Westburn.