City Briefs: Islamic Bank of Britain; M&B; Redrow

It is still discussed how to salvage the takeover of the Islamic Bank of Britain based in Birmingham. However, it is a fact that no offer for the business has been forthcoming. According to the IBB, Islamic bank Masraf Al Rayan appears to be a possible bidder following to collapse of takeover talks between the IBB and majority shareholder Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB). If MAR acquires IBB, QIIB will sell their 88.41% of the issued share capital of the Birmingham operation to MAR.