Posts tagged: George Osborne

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

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 10:52 am

Betaville feels it may be time to draw to a close this series poking fun at George Osborne and his newish employers at Robey Warshaw.

As loyal readers know, little old Betaville has been gently ribbing the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and his new partners at Robey Warshaw - the merger and acquisition advisory firm set up by London-based rainmaker Sir Simon Robey - since Osborne joined last year because he had failed to land any deals...

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The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 7

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 3:51 pm

I see Sir Simon Robey is attempting to deal with the fact that the former Chancellor of the Exchequer he hired almost a year ago has so far failed to land a role on an announced takeover deal.

In a rare interview with Aaron Kirchfeld, Bloomberg's global deals editor, Sir Simon - one of the City of London's top dealmakers - says: "There is no point in having someone like George in the building unless you support them in winning new business."..

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The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 6

Monday, 28 March 2022, 3:40 pm

This morning National Grid announced it is selling a 60pc stake in its transmission and metering business to a consortium led by Australian infrastructure house Macquarie for £9.6 billion including debt.

One of the advisory firms named on the bottom of the press release that worked on the deal for National Grid was Robey Warshaw, the advisory firm that last year recruited George Osborne, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, as a partner...

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The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 5

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 7:35 pm

It's been almost a year since the former Chancellor of the Exchequer joined London-based deals advisory firm Robey Warshaw to much fanfare but that doesn't seem to have led to much confirmed dealmaking, so far.

According to data provider Refinitiv, Robey Warshaw - set up by ex Mogan Stanley uber rainmaker Sir Simon Robey and former UBS banker Simon Warshaw - last year came 13th in the annual UK merger and acquisitions rankings (also known as league tables)...

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The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 4

Monday, 20 December 2021, 4:59 pm

George Osborne's new (ish) corporate finance firm received some generous press with reports suggesting Robey Warshaw partners shared £30 million over the last year.

Well, that's what the latest set of accounts show, according to Jim "Armo" Armitage piece in yesterday's The Sunday Times. Below is the link to his piece in yesterday's newspaper:..

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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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The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 2

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:59 pm

Betaville spent a bit of time sounding out top political types about the hot potato Robey Warshaw might find itself holding if and when George "the banker" Osborne is activated to pave the way for a foreign client's contentious takeover of a British blue chip corporation.

Here is what Sir Vince Cable said: "I can't really see how Osborne can add much value [to Robey Warshaw]."..

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