Posts tagged: Bloomberg

Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:19 pm

American financial media heavyweights TheWall Street Journal and Bloomberg were both claiming to have landed the scoop about Microsoft's $70 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard.

They both published within minutes of each other but because little old Betaville was lunching with a friendly flack it was hard to tell which media outfit published the scoop first...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: THG said to ... - Part 2

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:15 am

It would appear rivals at Bloomberg have finally decided to follow up little old Betaville's uncooked alert about THG from a week ago.

Today, Bloomie published a long piece on Matt Moulding's THG, formerly known as The Hut Group. I have pasted the key paragraphs below if you can't be bothered to read the long introduction and also a link to the whole piece:..

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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...

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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.....

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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...

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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...

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