Spirit Group chief Karen Jones, dubbed "Pub Superwoman", is battling with some of her private equity backers who want to break up the company. She is determined to keep Spirit intact and wants more time to find a single buyer or pursue the idea of a stockmarket flotation. A £3bn sale would net Jones, who is estimated to have a 3% stake in the firm, a sizeable windfall. The Sunday Times 04/09/05 (Business) page 1