Has Tim's time come again?

<p>So Tim's back--again. This may be the sixth time that he's tried to reclaim the bookshop chain that bears his name, but this time he means business.</p><p>Several factors mean that his indicative offer of &#163;280m has to be taken seriously. The first is backing: not only does he have private equity house Lazard with ready cash, but he also has the astute strategist Anthony Forbes Watson as partner and putative chief executive. The second is credibility: after making a good run of the Early Learning Centre, successfully combining store rejuvenation with a strong online offer, Tim can no...

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