March 3, 2020 / 5:05 PM / a month ago

Sysco contacted German retailer Metro about potential takeover - source

DUESSELDORF, Germany, March 3 (Reuters) - U.S. food distributor Sysco recently contacted Metro about potential takeover of the German wholesaler, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Metro and Sysco declined to comment, as did Metro shareholder EP Global Commerce, the investment vehicle of investors Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac. (Reporting by Mattias Inverardi in Duesseldorf Writing by Ludwig Burger Editing by Edward Taylor)

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