Betaville doesn't enjoy seeing any company collapse into administration but I note the fact that the Daily Mail and others are now reporting that Thomas Cook is on the verge of going under. Below is a link to the Daily Mail piece (which was splashed across the front page of the main book but I think was a follow from the Kleinmanator of Sky News)...
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Take a bow Lucy White of the Daily Mail for completing nailing the "Mike Ashley to bid for Patisserie Valerie" story.
The business section of the Daily Mail splashed on the Lucy's scoop a couple of weeks ago. Below is a link to her original piece:..
Are you bored waking up every morning to pages and pages of Brexit coverage about essentially the same issues and arguments that have been aired since the referendum?
Are you fed up with the lack of hard corporate news?
Is the recent bout of media navel gazing about the state of (my) industry driving you up the wall?
Well, it is August after all so something has to fill the pages.....
So, today's business section of the Daily Mail appears to be echoing the theme Betaville has aired over the last week about a rekindling of China-backed dealmaking for European/British businesses. I have pasted the link below:..
Betaville has won its first award.
This week ADVFN, another financial website, named yours truly as financial blogger of the year. The news came as a bit of shock to Betaville as there had been no indication ADVFN was even considering Betaville for an award. In fact, Betaville has never even met anyone from ADVFN...
So, it would appear Sebastian Shakespeare of the Daily Mail was quicker off the mark than Betaville readers.
The gossip columnist figured out pretty quickly which retail tycoon is the focus of the new page turner and led his top diary column with the story in the newspaper today. I have pasted a link below:..
Sky News: Polgyon pushes for £13.00 a share; Daily Mail/CBNC say Comcast is preparing a counter for Sky - part 3
So, the London market is buzzing as Comcast has made a £22 billion counterbid for Sky pitched at £12.50 a share.
Hat tip to the CNBC and Matt Oliver of the Daily Mail who both broke the story of a potential counterbid from Comcast for Sky back in early December last year. I have pasted a link to the Daily Mail's story below:..
Sky News: Polgyon pushes for £13.00 a share; Daily Mail/CBNC Comcast preparing counter for Sky - part 2
This time last week Betaville was all aflutter after the Daily Mail splashed its business section and wrote a comment piece on the possiblity of Comcast making a £19 billion counter offer for FTSE 100-listed broadcaster Sky...
Sky News: Polygon said to demand more than £13.00 a share for the FTSE 100-listed broadcaster; Daily Mail/CBNC claim Comcast preparing £19 billion counter bid for Sky
I see almost all of the business sections of the quality British newspapers ran with the Amazon-for-Ocado bid rumour today, with some publications even dedicating a whole page lead to the takeover speculation.
No surprises, there, I suppose. Amazon's sensational $13.7 billion move on Whole Foods in the US late last week has got tongues wagging in the Square Mile about how the American online retail giant plans to take on the British grocery market...
I see the lead item in today's Daily Mail city diary is about how leading investment banks missed out on a massive fee bonanza after the Kraft Heinz's $143 billion takeover approach for Unilever collapsed...