Plus Markets puts itself up for sale-continued

February 2, 2012--PLUS Markets (PMK.L), the British stock exchange for small companies, has put itself up for sale after concluding it needed more financial backing to take advantage of opportunities thrown up by forthcoming regulatory and technological changes.
"The board has decided to conduct a formal sale process in order to identify appropriate potential partners for the company, or major strategic investors," PLUS said in a statement on Friday.

"The board believes that it is in the best interests of the company to seek a partner which will help it achieve the scale and reach required to maximise value to stakeholders."

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Source: Reuters


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