Dragons' Den star to bid for cash-strapped Blacks Leisure - reports


Dragons' Den star Peter Jones is among a group of potential buyers interested in acquiring ailing firm Blacks Leisure.

According to reports, millionaire Jones - the longest serving Dragon on the hit TV show - has tabled a bid for Blacks, with the group this morning suspending shares as talks progress over its future. The business - which has seen profits wiped out by the downturn - said any sale will be done via an administration process. Jones, who appears on a panel of wealthy investors on the BBC reality show, is one of four potential buyers also said to include Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, who owns SportsDirect. Rival JD Sports is also understood to be among the bidders. The leisure comp...

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