August 26, 2016 6:08 AM ET

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Company Overview of Dobbies Garden Centres Limited

Company Overview

Dobbies Garden Centres Limited operates retail stores for horticultural products in the United Kingdom. It offers outdoor living equipment, including garden dining sets, garden sofa sets, garden bistro sets, garden benches and swings, garden tables and chairs, chairs and loungers, parasols, BBQS and heating, furniture covers, solar lights, and garden ornaments; gardening products, including fruit trees, bare root fruit trees, garden tools, garden machinery, greenhouses, plant care and growing, gardening accessories, gardening gifts, gardening gloves, and door mats; garden buildings, including arbors and gazebos, garden sheds, garden storage, arches and pergolas, playhouses, and summerhouses;...

Melville Nursery

Lasswade,  EH18 1AZ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1865

1,783 Employees

Phone:

44 13 1663 6778

Fax:

44 13 1654 2548

Key Executives for Dobbies Garden Centres Limited

Managing Director
Age: 54
Finance Director
Operations Director
Head of Aquatics & Core Gardening Buyer and Member of Management Board
Head of Outdoor Living and Member of Management Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Dobbies Garden Centres Limited Key Developments

Retail Billionaire Reportedly Eyes Dobbies

Philip Day has made a surprise bid for Dobbies Garden Centres Limited after Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO) put the chain up for sale. Retail billionaire Philip Day is understood to be considering the deal to diversify his Edinburgh Woollen Mill empire. Other potential suitors looking at Dobbies include The Garden Centre Group Holdings Ltd. (Wyevale Garden Centres). Tesco brought in investment bankers from Greenhill & Co., Inc. to sound out buyers in April 2016.

Wyevale Owner Makes Bid for Dobbies

The Garden Centre Group Trading Limited owner Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited has tabled a bid to buy Dobbies Garden Centres Limited from Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO) for £175million on April 20, 2016. Goldman Sachs to draft the bid.

Wyevale Owner Expected To Offer For Dobbies

The Garden Centre Group Trading Limited owner Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited is believed to have appointed bank Goldman Sachs to table a £175 million bid for Dobbies Garden Centres Limited owned by Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO). Tesco has set a deadline of April 20, 2016, for initial offers for Dobbies. Several private equity firms are also said to be preparing bids ahead of deadline. Wyevale success would see Dobbies Edinburgh head office close. Staff at Dobbies is yet to be told about the sale, sources add. Sources suggest a successful bid by Wyevale for Dobbies could attract scrutiny from competition regulators and prompt the disposal of a number of stores.

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