Having fired the starting gun on the sale of its remaining stake in Royal Mail last week, the government is out of the blocks and has sold 15% of its shareholding to institutional investors. A statement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) this evening (10 June) said it was selling the 150 million ordinary shares via a share placing. Ahead of this, the government’s stake in Royal Mail was put just shy of 30%, worth around £1.5bn. […]
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