B&M value drops as CEO Simon Arora sells 40 million shares

B&M
The overnight share sale, arranged by Goldman Sachs, raised £234m
// B&M boss sells 40 million shares in the company
// CEO Simon Arora sold the shares through his family office SSA Investments
// SSA manages the wealth of Arora and his brothers Bobby and Robin

B&M chief executive Simon Arora has sold 40 million shares in the retailer at a price of 585p — a 1.8% discount to Thursday’s closing price.

Arora has sold the shares through his family office SSA Investments.

SSA manages the wealth of Arora and his brothers Bobby and Robin.


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Simon and Bobby bought the discounting chain in 2004.

The overnight share sale, arranged by Goldman Sachs, raised £234 million for the brothers.

The chunk represents 4% of the company’s outstanding stock and leaves the Aroras with 7% of B&M.

Shares dropped 19.2p, or 3.2%, to 577.4p today, leaving it near the bottom of the FTSE 100.

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