Management buyout buzz at Guinness World Records

Liz Bury</p><p>
A team of managers lead by former Gullane c.e.o. William Harris is believed to be poised to acquire Guinness World Records from its new owner Hit Entertainment.</p><p>
The news follows a round of redundancies at the Guinness Book of World Records publisher last week, after the hostile takeover by Hit of GWR's parent, Gullane, was declared unconditional.</p><p>
Nigel Birrell, Hit director of corporate development and acquisitions, said that any possible sale of GWR was still under consideration. "There are a lot of things that might go into that decision. There is no form...

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