Graphics group Photobition is believed to have approached venture
capitalists for backing to take the company private in a pounds 300m
Photobition has been affected by profit warnings and has suffered
trading difficulties in the US.
An outside bid may prompt the management team to try to rush through a
sale. Any deal would have to refinance the company's pounds 100m
Investec Henderson Crosthwaite analyst Louise Barton said: 'Speculation
surrounding a management buyout is a complete misquote. But there has
been some speculative interest and this has helped push the share price
At the time of going to press, the share price had risen 16.3p to 53.5p.