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UNCOOKED ALERT: Alimentation Couche-Tard said to ... - Part 3

Monday, 11 October 2021, 7:55 am

Bloomberg has finally decided to follow up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert on the takeover rumours swirling around Carrefour, the France-listed supermarket giant.

Over the weekend Bloomberg reported that Auchan, the privately-owned food retailer controlled by the billionaire Mulliez family, had approached Carrefour about a deal that would have valued the supermarket giant at around EURO 21.50 in cash and shares. Below is the link:..


Bears creep out of the woods... - Part 3

Friday, 8 October 2021, 6:21 pm

Now hacks at Bloomberg have jumped onto the Adler Group short story.

The financial media giant today released a lengthy piece about Cevdet Caner, who Bloomberg claims has a big shareholding in Adler Group via family trusts...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Alimentation Couche-Tard said to ... - Part 2

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:37 pm

Oh look - I see Le Monde, France's most serious newspaper, has followed up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert from earlier on the week about French supermarket giant Carrefour.

French hacks at Le Monde seem to be suggesting that Carrefour's boss is looking at "options" for consolidation after holding talks with the Mulliez family that own Auchan, another supermarket chain...


Bears creep out of the woods...

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 11:35 pm

Markets have been skittish, so that has emboldened the bears, who over the last ten months have been hibernating in their respective caves amid a powerful equity market rally.

Now, though, bearish tales are creeping out, such as Jamie Powell's piece on FT Alphaville about chip designer Alphawave, which recently floated on the London market. Below is a link to Jamie's piece, which sent company's shares 50pc lower price after publication:..


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Alimentation Couche-Tard said to ...

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 8:47 am

Carrefour SA is back in focus amid a fresh round of speculation it could soon be involved in a significant transaction, including a takeover of the France-listed supermarket group.

Some people following the situation have heard to talk that Carrefour is "back in play", suggesting a mystery bidder may be circling the company.

However, the identity of the potential acquirer remains unclear, said these people following the situation...


Foxtons at 57p ... - Part 3

Monday, 27 September 2021, 8:45 pm

Three years ago Betaville was ruminating on what a shocking investment Foxtons had been since it floated on the LSE in 2013 at 230p.

Back then the estate agent's stock had fallen to 57p amid a malaise in the London property market post the dreaded Brexit and just couldn't ever seem to break out from that level. Below are the links below to those past articles:



The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 3

Friday, 24 September 2021, 10:02 am

Loyal readers of Betaville's work on here and at the Mail on Sunday will be aware that I have been attempting to uncover what the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and editor of the Evening Standard has been up to since he joined the uber dealmakers at Robey Warshaw in April this year. Below is the link on the piece I wrote about his Osborne's (or lack of) activities:..


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