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West Face declares stake in Britain’s FirstGroup: Reuters

Canadian activist investor West Face Capital on Thursday disclosed a 5 percent stake in FirstGroup plc after the British transport company’s shares fell more than 5 percent.

FirstGroup on Thursday reported a 23 percent rise in annual profit, helped by better performance from its U.S. business, but a cautious outlook and a decision not to pay a dividend sent its shares into retreat.

West Face, a Toronto-based hedge fund, has previously taken stakes in companies such as Maple Leaf Foods Inc and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

(Reporting by Simon Jessop and Maiya Keidan; Editing by David Goodman)

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