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Billionaires Face Off in Final Battle for UK High Street Staple

  • Walgreens awaits bids for £7 billion Boots pharmacy chain
  • Issa brothers, TDR Capital vie with Mukesh Ambani, Apollo
Boots on Oxford Street in London.

Boots on Oxford Street in London.

Photographer: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

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Britain’s billionaire Issa brothers and Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani are preparing to face off in the final battle for the Boots drugstore chain, one of the UK high street’s most recognizable names.