Dutch bank ABN Amro is in talks to take a majority stake in TGI Friday's after teaming up with American leisure group Carlson Wagonlit to buy the restaurant chain from Whitbread for around £70m. Whitbread, which owns the UK franchise for TGI, has been trying to sell the 46 restaurants for several months and Carlson has long been seen as the buyer, because it owns the brand. The Sunday Times 17/12/06 (Business) page 3.3