News roundup–Pets at Home, Wesley Owen, more

  • Private equity firms Apax, Bain, KKR, and TPG have made it to
    the final round of bids for Pets at Home,
    reports the Telegraph. Parent company Bridgepoint is
    also considering an initial public offering for the pet
    supplies merchant.

  • The Wesley Owen trading name and website,
    and eight of its bookstores, have been acquired by Australian
    firm Koorong from Christian charity
    IBS-STL UK. Koorong also acquired another
    division from IBS-STL: Authentic Book Publishing. Six other
    Wesley Owen stores were bought by CLC International; another 26
    stores remain. The charity itself will be put into

  • Online grocer Ocado will add a
    customer-review function to its website next month, according to
    Financial Times.
  •, which sells designer
    fashion via four websites, has acquired the franchise rights
    and website of fashion retailer Woodhouse,
    reports Crain’s Manchester Business.


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