DLA Piper wins lead role as Co-op closes in on acquisition of retail rival Nisa

DLA is working on the potential tie-up opposite Co-op's in-house legal team

DLA Piper has secured a role advising UK convenience chain and wholesaler Nisa on its potential sale to the Co-op Group.

The Co-op has entered exclusive talks to take over Nisa for a widely reported sum of £140m. The news comes after Sainsbury’s shelved a £130m bid earlier this month for Nisa, due to competition concerns.

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