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RARE ALERT: Amgen said to ... - Part 3

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 5:32 pm

There are some Twitter users, namely Trinvest3, who are completely misrepresenting Betaville's content on the social media platform.

Once again, Trinvest3 (presumably from Spain), is talking BOLLOCKS claiming I wrote certain facts in an article involving Amgen that I didn't actually write.

I just thought I would clear that up!..

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Tags: Amgen

A confirmation of sorts at BBA Aviation...

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 8:35 pm

Sometimes confirmations come within hours of a report; sometimes they take months. Or, in the case of BBA Aviation: a year!

Today the FTSE 250-listed business anounced it is selling its Ontic division to CVC Capital Partners for almost $1.4 billion...

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RARE ALERT: Mercia Asset Management said to ... - Part 2

Friday, 26 July 2019, 2:55 pm

I do wish Betaville's friends at Bloomberg would accurately aggregate content from my website.

To be clear, people claiming to be familiar with matter said Woodford has sold Woodford Patient Capital Trust's 5pc stake in Mercia Asset Management for around 30p but NOT the whole of the 24pc shareholding as suggested by the aggregated version of my story on Bloomberg...

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BigDish brewing...

Friday, 19 July 2019, 8:48 am

Betaville has been advised by a few men in dark glasses to "keep an eye on" Aim-listed BigDish, the online restaurant bookings platform.

Why? Well, to be clear the upcoming story has nothing to do with M&A, deals or takeovers.

According to Betaville's moles, there are some rather "interesting characters" that are on the verge of joining the company.

Watching.....

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RARE ALERT: Crystal Amber Fund said to ...

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 4:52 pm

Last week it was Morses Club; this week Woodford Investment Management is selling out of Crystal Amber Fund, the activist investor run by wily old Richard Bernstein.

According to people claiming to be familiar with the matter, Neil Woodford's firm just dumped some or all of its 17pc stake in Crystal Amber Fund at around 190p.

That doesn't sound too good given the shares were trading at 223p in May, closed this evening at 196p and have a Net Asset Value of 249p...

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