A cheeky website about deals, dealmakers and anything else I find interesting. Edited by Ben Harrington. If you have a tip or want to discuss a story please feel free to email Betaville at benharringtonw11@gmail.com.

£20m Primrose Hill pile supposedly snapped up by top hedgie

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 6:46 pm
Which well-known hedge fund manager has recently bought this £20m plus pile in Primrose Hill?

Looks like he/she is doing some serious renovation work.
Indeed, multi-million pound renovations, such as sticking an olympic size swimming pool on a second lower ground floor underneath your brand new mansion seems to be the vogue thing to do nowadays. Whether that's the plan with this lovely house remains to be seen...

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Essar Energy scoop sets the agenda

Monday, 17 February 2014, 3:36 am

Bloggers have set the agenda for the this weekend's newspapers.

The business sections of both The Times and The Sunday Times splashed on Betaville's Friday afternoon scoop about the billionaire Ruia brothers making an £900m offer for FTSE 250-listed Essar Energy, which was later confirmed on the regulatory news service...

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Billionaire Ruia brothers make bid to take Essar Energy private

Friday, 14 February 2014, 11:00 pm

Remember Essar Energy? The Indian oil and gas group that floated in 2010 in one of the worst debut performances of any new London-listed company in almost a decade.

Back then, the new shares were issued at 420p and slumped 7pc on the first day of trading. Since the flotation in 2010, the stock has tumbled to almost 57p...

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