06/08/2014 09:18 BST | Updated 06/08/2014 09:59 BST

5 Big British Brands You May Not Know Have American Owners

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Britain's biggest pharmacy chain Boots is just the latest brand to fall into foreign hands as US drug store giant Walgreens confirmed its intention to buy up the part of the business it does not already own in a total takeover.

The deal, which is expected to be worth around £5 billion, shows that foreign appetite for UK firms is not dimming. Recent figures show that more than half of shares in listed UK firms are now owned by foreign investors.

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From British breakfast spreads to a major London airports, HuffPost UK presents five British brands that are already in American hands.

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