Seymour still hopes for deal

David Hellier
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EMPLOYEES at Seymour Pierce were summoned to a staff meeting last night to hear of their fate at the financially stretched small companies bank – but they left it no clearer as to their future, only with a hope that there might be a resolution to the situation later today.

Chief executive Tom Forcier told those present that the lossmaking investment bank was in talks with more than one possible buyer.

Grant Thornton is waiting in the background as a likely administrator should talks fail.