Rumours are circulating in the City that property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz recently invited half a dozen fellow Whitbread shareholders to a meeting to discuss the group’s underlying property value. But, according to City diarist Dominic Walsh, what really happened was that Tchenguiz hosted a small gathering of M&B investors, some or all of whom also happened to be Whitbread shareholders and the conversation drifted on to the latter company. The Times 12/07/08 page 58 (City Diary)