UK: BK unlikely to embark on stock market floatation due to restructure costs
Plans for a stock market floatation of Burger King looked unlikely yesterday as parent company Diageo revealed that restructuring the chain would cost £50m. Consumer concerns in Europe over foot and mouth and BSE, and long standing difficulties in the US market, have added pressure to the loss-making company, said Diageo. It added that this meant that a management buyout or a trade sale was now a more likely course of action.
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