Bonhams have declined to comment on reports in the media that the company is up for sale for a price rumoured to be several hundred million pounds.
Several potential buyers have been named,
among them Formula One investor CVC Capital Partners and Bain
Capital, the Boston-based private equity firm founded by former
presidential candidate Mitt Romney, which has just announced that
it has raised $935m for new venture capital projects.
At least two sources name boutique investment bank Greenhill as
Bonhams advisors on the mooted sale.
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