Hacks at the venerable Wall Street Journal are claiming to have landed an "exclusive" about activist hedge fund Mantle Ridge targeting US-listed retailer Dollar Tree, Inc. Below is the link:..
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McAfee Corporation close to being sold to Advent International for $10 billion, reveals, er, Bloomberg - Part 2
Little old Betaville would like to clarify a point of confusion that arose last week as the two big beasts of the American financial media industry got stuck into the McAfee $10 billion take private scoop.
Betaville understands Bloomberg "broke" the story at 7:23pm (UK time) and then the Wall Street Journal came out with its piece just under 15 minutes later at 7:35pm.
So, it was in fact Bloomie that won that tussle...
McAfee Corporation close to being sold to Advent International for $10 billion, reveals, er, Bloomberg
It seems Bloomberg is also claiming the "scoop" about McAfee "go private" story.
The thing is in journalism you can only really claim the "scoop" or "exclusive" if you publish first otherwise you are just following up somebody else's story i.e. coming in second, third, fourth etc.
Anyway, I will leave the two big beasts of the US financial media to squable over who got the "scoop" here.....
Well, so this time it only took arch rivals at Bloomberg 24 hours to follow up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert about Mantle Ridge and Dollar Tree, Inc. Below is the link to the news agency's "scoop"...
Arch rivals at Bloomberg have dug this morning's deal scoop with a tale about Carlyle weighing a takeover bid for ailing Metro Bank.
The confirmation came pretty quick. Below is a link the statement from Metro Bank, which has had its fair share of troubles recently and is now only trading at a fraction of what it used to be worth...
EQT said to weigh SWF 9 billion plus takeover bid for Swiss banking software giant Temenos, reveals Bloomberg
Betaville is in a bit of a grump.
Why, you might be asking yourself. Well, I was chasing a bid tale about Temenos all day today and then suddenly arch rivals at Bloomberg popped up with the scoop about Nordic private equity firm EQT considering a takeover bid for the Swiss banking software giant...
Well, Bloomberg's story about PayPal's potential $40 billion plus takeover deal of social media site Pinterest appears to have ended as quickly as it started.
Last night PayPal issued a statement, saying: "in response to market rumors regarding a potential acquisition of Pinterest by PayPal, PayPal stated that it is not pursuing an acquisition of Pinterest at this time."..
Rivals at Bloomberg appear at the moment to be super keen on following up little old Betaville's alerts.
Earlier this week the financial media behemoth followed Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert on Falck Renewables, the Italy-listed renewable energy group, and just now Bloomie followed up last week's UNCOOKED Alert on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, the US-listed rare disease developer. Below is the link to a Seeking Alpha summary:..
Bloomie hacks have just landed one of the biggest US deal scoops of the year.
According to the news agency, PayPal has approached Pinterest about buying the social media group for around $70 a share. Below is the link to the Bloomberg scoop:..
Another day, another follow up for little old Betaville.
This time Bloomberg has run a story about a possible sale of Falck Renewables that is eerily similar to little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert from a couple of weeks ago. Below is the link to the Bloomie tale and little old Betaville's orginal scoop...