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Takeover Of West Brom Moves Closer After Suitors Enter Due Diligence Phase

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 15

The prospect of a takeover at EPL side West Bromwich Albion "has grown after interested parties from the Far East and United States entered due diligence," according to Brendan McLoughlin of the LONDON TIMES. West Brom Owner Jeremy Peace "is intent on the wheels being set in motion on any deal" -- w...

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