By Nick Stride
Friday 21st February 2003
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Sir Selwyn revealed he had been building a Vertex stake last week but was immediately trumped by Gould, which launched an on-market stand.
Gould now has 19.8%, just under the 20% at which it would have to make a Takeovers Code offer.
The stake-building pushed the troubled plastic packaging group's shares up sharply but it disappointed immediately, yesterday cutting its forecast ebit (earnings before interest and tax) for the March year to $9.2 million to $9.6 million, from a September estimate of $10.1 million.
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