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09 Mar 2020

FirstGroup under pressure

Transport giant FirstGroup is facing renewed pressure from an activist investor to separate its North American operations.

Coast Capital, which holds more than 10% of First’s shares, said it planned to call an extraordinary general meeting to force the issue.

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FirstGroup has appointed advisers to formally look into selling its US assets
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Coast has long pushed for FirstGroup to demerge its First Student and First Transit units from its UK operations.

The investor said a demerger of the two US arms of the group would ‘create immediate value for shareholders’.


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