Posts tagged: Bloomberg

McAfee Corporation close to being sold to Advent International for $10 billion, reveals, er, Bloomberg - Part 2

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 8:30 am

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

Friday, 5 November 2021, 9:01 pm

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.....


Carlyle weighs offer for Metro Bank, reveals Bloomberg

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 11:11 am

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

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 6:57 pm

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...


PayPal eyes $40 billion plus takeover of Pinterest, reports Bloomberg - Part 2

Monday, 25 October 2021, 3:11 pm

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."..


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals said to ... - Part 2

Friday, 22 October 2021, 9:51 pm

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:..