- Rathbone Brothers confirmed discussions between Rathbones and Speirs & Jeffrey in relation to a possible acquisition of Speirs & Jeffrey are taking place.

Rathbones said it regularly assesses various acquisition opportunities in line with its stated strategy.

The company reported no binding offer has been made and there can be no certainty that any binding offer will be made nor that agreement will be reached with the Board and shareholders of Speirs & Jeffrey.

A further announcement will be made if and when appropriate.

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