Branson Borders bid splits opinion

Branson Borders bid splits opinion

<p>Retail analysts are split on whether Virgin founder Richard Branson could fit Borders&#39; 72 stores alongside his existing 127-store Virgin Megastores chain, following reports linking Branson with a possible purchase of the UK and Ireland branches of Borders.</p><p>Branson is understood to have approached Merrill Lynch, which is looking at the options for the UK chain, for access to detailed information. Merrill Lynch declined to confirm or deny this. A spokesperson for Borders refused to comment on whether a move had been made, and a spokesperson for Virgin Retail said they had &quot;n...

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