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The Daily Mail's City Editor investigates foreign takeovers of British businesses - and what this means for the country's economy

‘Buy British!’ we often hear, and many foreign companies have done just that. US food giant Kraft bought Cadbury in 2010, Dutch group AkzoNobel acquired ICI in 2007, Deutsche Bahn now own Arriva, and that’s just the beginning.

The truth is that hundreds of billions of pounds’ worth of British businesses have been sold off abroad in recent years. But what does this takeover bonanza mean for our future economic health?

In Britain for Sale, award-winning financial journalist Alex Brummer investigates this question, explaining why British companies are so irresistible to overseas buyers and weighing up the true cost of these transactions.

Reviews

A very readable book ... Years of experience on Fleet Street have served [Brummer] well - he has a serious yet very approachable style in giving us his knowledge

Bookbrunch

A fascinating new book

Money Week

An important and enlightening read

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781847940766

    March 15, 2013

    Random House Business

    288 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781847940759

    March 15, 2012

    Random House Business

    272 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook

    9781448136810

    April 26, 2012

    Cornerstone Digital

    288 pages

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