A PROMINENT shareholder of AG Barr has highlighted fears in Scotland about "significant interference" from the south following the Irn-Bru manufacturer's merger with larger English-based rival Britvic.
A PROMINENT shareholder of AG Barr has highlighted fears in Scotland about \"significant interference\" from the south following the Irn-Bru manufacturer's merger with larger English-based rival Britvic.
OPPORTUNITY: AG Barr chief executive Roger White hopes the Britvic merger will benefit shareholders and staff.
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Alan Waddell, the highly regarded former chairman of venerable Glasgow stockbroker Speirs & Jeffrey, raised the concern as he and other investors approved the merger at a general meeting in Glasgow yesterday.
Mr Waddell, who voiced his admiration for what North Lanarkshire-based AG Barr's directors and employees had achieved over the years, said: "I think it would be fair to say there is some anxiety in the north that the all-share merger may lead to significant interference in the south."
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