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Quimper

(kăNpĕr`), town (1990 pop. 62,541), capital of Finistère dept., NW France, in Brittany, near the Bay of Biscay. It is famous for its pottery (quimper or Brittany ware) and also has textile, food, and furniture industries. It was once the capital of the Breton county of CornouailleCornouaille
, district of Brittany, NW France, comprising parts of Finistère, Côtes-d'Armor, and Morbihan depts. The name was probably brought by Britons who fled Cornwall at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions (c.500).
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. It has a Gothic cathedral (13th–16th cent.).
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Quimper

 

a city and port in Brittany, northwestern France, at the mouth of the Odet River. Administrative center of the department of Finistère. Population 58,000 (1968). A transportation junction, the city is noted for the production of what is known as Quimper, or Breton, pottery. Other industries include the production of agricultural machines, cables, paper, cigarettes, cider, and canned goods (fruités, vegetables, and sardines). Quimper is also a popular tourist center.

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Quimper

a city in NW France: capital of Finist?re department. Pop.: 63 238 (1999)
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Quimper AB, which has been or will be indirectly invested in by CVC Funds, declared the public offer for Ahlsell AB unconditional on 13 February 2019.
Ahlsell AB (STO:AHSL), a distributor of tools, machinery and installation products, announced on Monday that as a result of change in ownership, which follows as a result of Quimper AB's completion of the tender offer to the shareholders in Ahlsell AB, Ahlsell and Quimper have entered into a financing agreement.
Ahlsell AB (STO:AHSL) announced on Tuesday that Quimper AB, a private limited liability company that has been or will be indirectly invested in by CVC Funds, has announced a public offer to the shareholders of Ahlsell AB to tender all shares in Ahlsell to Quimper at a price of SEK55.00 in cash per share, while also stating that the price cannot be increased.