That failed bid for Sainsbury's: making life taste bitter
When Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom won the lead role on the Qatar Investment Authority's (QIA's) £10.6bn bid for Sainsbury's through Delta Two, the mandate was understandably seen as a coup for the US firm's City arm. But with the deal's last-minute implosion there are recriminations and some questioning of the tactics of the bidders; where did it all go wrong for what looked like one of the most daring European deals of the year?
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