Taylor Wimpey: the deal of the decade

Sidelined: Smith will leave

It is the merger that has been tipped, on and off, for the best part of a decade, but few would have thought that a £5bn deal between Taylor Woodrow and Wimpey to create the UK’s largest housebuilder would finally be hatched in a “dingy roadside cafe on the M40”.

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