Mr Acerbic tips Johnson Matthey as a takeover target for private equity

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:25 pm

Betaville's favourite business commentator today suggests that ailing catalytic converter maker Johnson Matthey might be of interest to the buy-out barons if its new boss can't sort the company out soon enough.

In today's column Alistair Osborne - chief City commentator at The Times and one of Betaville's former editors during my time on The Daily Telegraph - writes the company might have accidently made itself vulnerable to an opportunistic takeover bid from private equity after finding itself in a "strategic fog"...

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