Howden takeover rumours perk up share price
Published: 23 May, 2011
According to broker Evolution: "Travis is in the process of expanding its nascent position in the kitchens market. Howden might stack up as a target.
"Both companies are UK-focused and kitchens are a complementary line for Travis' merchants business, which could also be complementary to Travis' Wickes retail business."
Speculation of such a move has been seen before and the broker said Travis "is now positioned for another deal" having sorted out the competition issues of last year's £560m purchase of the plumbing group BSS.