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That KKR bid for John Laing Group...

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 3:42 pm

Betaville is in a bit of a grump.

A lot of hard worrk was thrown out of the window this afternoon after infrastructure investor John Laing Group decided to confirm is in talks with KKR about a possible offer for the company. Below is the link:..


Refinitiv says global dealmaking hits all-time record, again

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 12:15 pm


An email arrives from LSE-owned data provider Refinitiv. Apparently, dealmaking around the world has hit an all-time record. Now, I'm sure I have heard that one before over the last fifteen years. Anyway, below is the press release in case you are interested:

Global M&A breaks all-time April and YTD records



Tags: LSE, Refinitiv
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RARE ALERT: Sierra Wireless said to ... - Part 4

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 2:34 pm

Sierra Wireless, the Canada-listed 'internet of things' designer, is rumoured to be back in talks with Aim-listed Telit Communications about a combination of the two businesses.

People following the situation have heard talk Sierra Wireless has made a fresh approach to Telit's board following Dbay Advisors's attempt to buy the London-listed business for 206p a share...


Gupta advisors calling in bids for Liberty Steel's engineering unit - sources

Monday, 26 April 2021, 7:58 pm

Sanjeev Gupta's advisers at PricewaterhouseCoopers have got in touch with potential acquirers of Liberty Steel's engineering division to formally begin the sale process of the unit.

Now, Betaville realises that perhaps this might be a bit of wrinkle on the running Gupta-Liberty Steel-Greensill-David Cameron story as it had already been flagged up that PWC was carrying out a 'strategic review' of Liberty Steel's engineering division...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Minerals Technology Inc said to ... - Part 2

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 2:06 pm

Another day, another Kleinmanator follow up for little old Betaville.

This time Mark Kleinman of Sky News, a former colleague from our time on The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, has dug out a fresh take on last week's Elementis bid rumour. In case you don't recall Betaville published an UNCOOKED Alert on the topic last week and followed that up last weekend's Mail on Sunday business section. Below are the links:..


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RARE ALERT: JBS said to ...

Friday, 16 April 2021, 12:36 pm

JBS, the Brazilian-listed meat producer, is said to be circling Kerry Foods's EURO 1 billion meat and ready meals division.

People following the situation said JBS - which owns Moy Park, an Irish poultry meat producer - is studying the purchase of the unit, whose products include Richmond branded sausages...


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