Advent International appears to be in pole position to take over Polish supermarket chain Eko Holding. Advent International and rival private equity firm Mid Europa Partners have been involved in a bidding war, but Eko’s former chief executive Krzysztof Gradecki told Reuters he and his wife had tendered their 55 percent stake to Advent, as previously agreed. This is despite the fact that Mid Europa Partners offered a higher price. Mid Europa’s offer per share valued the whole company at zł.309 million, while Advent’s valued it at zł.272 million.
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