Charles Allen - the former boss of ITV and now Lord Allen of Kensington - is set to become THG's new (non-executive) chairman. Below is a link to this morning's announcement confirming the appointment:
Posts tagged: ITV
ITV and Lord Grade-backed Miroma Ventures eye multi-million pound takeover bids for Channel 4, reveals The Sunday Times, er, on a Saturday...
Hat tip to my old Mail on Sunday mucker Jamie, "Nimmers", Nimmo for landing a great tale about ITV weighing a takeover bid of Channel 4.
Jamie's scoop also has a line about how Miroma Venture - which is chaired by Lord Grade, the former boss of the BBC and chairman of ITV, and run by entrepreneur Marc Boyan - is also looking at Channel 4. Below is a link to the tale:..
It took a while but scribblers at some of the City of London's top brokers have finally figured out there is a merger & acquisition boom taking place in Britain.
So now every stock market broker is punting a list of takeover tips, with the chaps and chapettes at Canaccord Genuity the latest bunch to draw up a list of bid targets...
Scribblers at Quest are tipping ITV and housebuilder Crest Nicholson as takeover targets for private equity as part of a 'gold rush' period for buy-out firms looking to pick up oversold bargains from the London market.
Yes, you read that right - ITV. Below is a link to The Times piece highlighting Quest's research...
There seems to be an awful lot of excitement in the mainstream business press about which companies are going to be promoted to, and demoted from, the FTSE 100 index.
I suppose there are a dearth of corporate stories around given it's the back end of a summer that has also had to contend with a pandemic. So, the latest quarterly reshuffle will help fill some space (and pixels)...
Oliver Shah's business comment piece in this weekend's The Sunday Times contains an interesting snippet for ITV watchers: an activist investor is rumoured to be studying the possibility of buying a stake in the broadcaster.
The piece goes on to speculate about how the company could look at splitting itself in two or a combination with a rival, such as Germany's ProSieben. Below is a link:..
Alistair Osborne, one of Betaville's favourite business commentators, today revives the ITV bid rumour is his excellent column in the business section of The Times.
It's been a while since a news organisation has trotted out the well-worn bid theory but Osborne is one of the wisest old hacks I have had the pleasure of working with, so it's worth paying attention to. I have pasted a link to Alistair's column below:..
The chaps and chapettes at FT Alphaville appear to be running behind schedule this week so I thought I should step in and fill the void.
I guess one event the market will be scrutinising will be Liberty Global's full-year results, which I'm told by people familiar with the matter will be unveiled this evening in the US...
So, here is that curious piece of gossip about ITV I mentioned was I looking into earler in the week. However, to be up front and clear, this gossip really is RARE!
I have been told that back in early December a boutique broker called LionTree organised a big dinner in Denver, USA for a bunch of institutional investors that wanted to meet Liberty Global's management team, including chief executive Mike Fries...
Below is the first Tip TV session of 2017 with my old chum Zak, who was rather subdued today as he was suffering with a heavy cold.