CARLUCCIO’S SOLD IN £90m DUBAI DEAL

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s yesterday agreed to a £90.3m takeover by Middle Eastern retail giant Landmark Group. Dubai-headquartered Landmark has offered 142p a share in cash for Carluccio's, which has 47 restaurants and food shops in the UK. Landmark plans to keep on Carluccio’s existing management team, including chief executive Simon Kossoff and chairman Stephen Gee.