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CATH KIDSTON COMING UP ROSES

DESIGNER Cath Kidston is looking at selling her eponymous clothing and home furnishings brand to American private equity and buyout firm TA Associates, in a deal that will value the company at £100m. Kidston owns a third of the company and will sell only a proportion of her stake. The other two thirds is divided between 40 shareholders – many of whom will sell up.