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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said to ... - Part 4

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 10:50 am

Signature Aviation, the London-listed aviation services group, is said to have attracted a "third bidder".

Last month, Signature Aviation confirmed Betaville's intelligence alert about the possibility of takeover interest by disclosing both Blackstone and Global Infrastructure Partners, the owner of Edinburgh airport, had made approaches for the company...

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RARE ALERT: Lantronix Inc said to ...

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 2:40 pm

Lantronix, the US-listed 'internet of things' designer, is said to have teamed up with a financial sponsor with a view to submitting a fresh takeover approach for Aim-listed rival Telit Communications.

People following the situation said Lantronix and its advisers recently indicated it could be willing to offer up to 220p a share in cash for Telit to the company and its advisers at NM Rothschild...

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Quelle Surprise: Marks & Spencer in talks to buy Jaeger - as first revealed by the Mail on Sunday

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 8:10 am

The British daily newspapers have finally cottoned on to the story about Marks & Spencer trying to buy ailing fashion brand Jaeger after Mark, "Kleinmanator", Kleinman of Sky News "revealed" last night a deal could be announced as early as this week.

Below is a link to the "Kleinmanator" piece's piece and follow up in the daily press...

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Ferguson said to have appointed NM Rothschild to find a buyer for £500 million Wolseley UK - sources - Part 4

Monday, 4 January 2021, 11:41 am

The confirmations keep on coming for little old Betaville.

This morning FTSE 100-listed Ferguson announced it has struck a deal to sell plumbing merchant Wolseley to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, whose advisers include Sir Terry Leahy, for just over £300 million. Below is the link to the Ferguson statement:..

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MGM launches $10 billion bid for Ladbrokes owner Entain, reveals the WSJ

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 9:36 pm

The London market hasn't even yet opened for its first full day of trading of the New Year but already there is fresh multi-billion bid on the table.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that MGM has submitted a $10 billion takeover approach for Entain, which was formerly known as GVC and owns the bookeeper Ladbrokes. Below is the link:..

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RARE ALERT: Acadia Healthcare said to ... - Part 14

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 7:12 pm

It took fourteen stories but Betaville got there in the end.

Yes, Acadia Healthcare, the US-listed healthcare firm, has finally confirmed the Betaville Intelligence series of articles about the sale of the Priory, including the last installment about Waterland and Median Kliniken's interest in purchasing the rehabilitation centre well known for treating celebrities, such as Kate Moss...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Pluralsight said to ... - Part 5

Tuesday, 29 December 2020, 5:28 pm

Apologies for the lack posts in the last few days but I have had a few days off.

Anyway, it appears that while I was enjoying some scrumptious food and delicious wine Vista Equity Partner's $3.5 billion takoever of Pluralsight, the US-listed educational software maker, has come under threat with several major shareholders objecting to the private equity firm's $20.26 a share offer...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: STMicroelectronics said to ... - Part 2

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 3:50 pm

STMicroelectronics NV, the Switzerland-based electronics and semiconductor manufacturer, is back in focus amid a fresh round of speculation it could soon be involved in a significant M&A transaction.

The precise nature of the transaction isn't clear but a deal may be "imminent", said these people following the situation.

Some people following the situation have heard rumours STMicroelectronics might in fact be a takeover target...

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