Habito Is Said to End Talks to Combine With London & Country

Home buying startup Habito and London & Country Mortgages Ltd. have ended their talks about a tie up, and the home-buying startup is instead exploring other strategic options, people familiar with the matter said.

Possibilities include selling Habito to another bidder or raising new funding from a strategic partner, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are private.