André Deutsch sell-off imminent

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Specialist entertainment group VCI is to sell off Andr&eacute; Deutsch, the sports and popular culture publisher it bought in 1995. The news comes only two years after VCI was acquired by the publicly quoted UK retail group Kingfisher.</p><p>

Deutsch, which is the official publisher for Manchester United Football Club, depressed profits at VCI during its past financial year, according to the latest annual report from Kingfisher.</p><p>
Exact figures for Deutsch are not broken out in Kingfisher's 2000 accounts, but the most recent annual report from Companies House shows that sales at th...

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