[Nottingham] Almost on topic, pipex for sale

Tom Bird tom at marmot.org.uk
Mon Mar 12 16:14:40 GMT 2007

Well, relevant in as much as they swallowed up hosteurope, who I'm sure 
about half this list have had the misfortune to work for at one point or 


Pipex has appointed bankers to sell the broadband group, with a host of 
larger internet companies set to do battle for its 570,000 customers.

Peter Dubens, the entrepreneur who has built up Pipex through a series 
of acquisitions in the broadband and internet-hosting sector, launched a 
review of the business in January and now has appointed the investment 
bank UBS to conduct an auction of the group. Pipex had a stock market 
valuation of around £336m after a 14 per cent surge in the share price 
last week. The business grew revenue to £133m last year and is likely to 
garner a price tag in excess of £400m.


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