Whitbread’s confirmation that it had put 220 of its stand-alone Beefeater and Brewers Fayre pub-restaurants on the market through Morgan Stanley failed to boost the shares on Friday. The outlets are thought to be worth £400m-£500m. Interested parties are expected to be R20, Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King and Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries. The shares closed down 6p at £10.35. The Times 20/05/06 page 71 (Large Caps)