Redrow extends bid deadline

The Takeover Panel has given Steve Morgan, the chairman and founder of Redrow, an extra two weeks to table a bid for the housebuilder. Morgan’s vehicle Bridgemere Securities, which is bidding with Penta Capital and Toscafund Asset Management, made a preliminary 152p approach in August, valuing the firm at £562m. Bid talks are understood to have stalled after diagreements with shareholder Fidelity.