Boots bidders assemble for £7bn takeover

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Bidders for high street chemist Boots are set to meet with bosses this week as the takeover race intensifies.

Suitors for the chain, which has a £7bn price tag, include American private equity firms Apollo and Sycamore Partners, as well as new Asda owners TDR Capital and the billionaire Issa brothers.

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