• DONE DEAL FOR DEBENHAMS: Debenhams is in private hands after shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the pumped-up bid tendered last month by Baroness Retail, controlled by CVC Capital Partners and Texas Pacific Group, at a special shareholders meeting Monday. Store officials told the London Stock Exchange that 99.5 percent of shares were voted in favor of the per-share bid of $7.85, or 4.70 pounds converted at current exchange, which values the U.K. department store at $2.87 billion, or 1.72 billion pounds, 10.6 percent above the initial offer from Permira that sparked the bidding war four months ago. As reported, John Lovering will become chairman of the store, and its stock delisted, following court approval of Monday’s vote.

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