BANGKOK—Last week, NACS Daily reported on the bid to buy Tesco Asia. At the time, two big Thai tycoons were vying for the 2,074 stores in Thailand and Malaysia, and reports said the deal could reach as much as $7 billion.
Now, Thai oil company PTT is reportedly joining the mix and make a first-round bid via the company’s retail department, which owns Café Amazon, reports Inside Retail Asia. In the past week, Reuters announced that the price has increased from $7 billion to nearly $9 billion. If it goes through, it would be the second-largest acquisition by a Thai company.
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