Blog: Dean BestM&S's Sir Stuart to join Pret a Manger owner

Dean Best | 14 September 2010

Sir Stuart Rose, the outgoing chairman of UK retailer Marks and Spencer, is set to join the world of private equity - and the owner of rival sandwich seller Pret a Manger.

Private-equity firm Bridgepoint today (14 September) announced that it had appointed Sir Stuart to its European advisory commitee.

Bridgepoint managing partner William Jackson said he was "delighted" that Sir Stuart was joining the fund. "He's had a fantastic business career and has unparalleled experience in the retail world where Bridgepoint has made substantial investments over the years. It will be great to have him on the team," Jackson said.

The private-equity firm acquired Pret a Manger in 2008 and plans to expand the retailer's store numbers by 15% a year, expansion that M&S will watch with interest.


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