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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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RARE ALERT: Plus500 said to... - Part 2

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 5:44 pm

It's happened again: Betaville publises a piece behind the paywall and before you know it the article is mis-represented/aggregated by the wires and twisted into something completely false by random (or maybe not?) punters on Twitter.

In case you are wondering what I am complaining about I am referring to yesterday's RARE ALERT about Plus500. Below is the link, which I have now made publicly available so people can see what I REALLY published...

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RARE ALERT: Plus500 said to...

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:45 pm

Plus500 is rumoured to be eyeing a tie-up with US rival GAIN Capital but people familiar with the situation tried to pour cold water on the prospect of an imminent deal.

Industry sources claiming to be familiar with the matter said they had heard speculation the London-listed company is weighing a bid for GAIN Capital although it wasn't clear whether Plus500 has made a formal approach for the company...

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