Posts tagged: KKR

Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg - Part 3

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 8:30 pm

Perhaps Betaville was being too snarky about Dealreporter's Ubisoft Entertainment tale.

A loyal reader points out that the Dealreporter piece reveals the Guillemot family, who founded Ubisoft in 1986, is assessing doing a deal with a private equity firm.

That fact is extremely important because the Guillemot's were viewed a possible impediment to a takeover following an approach several years ago at a much higher price...


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg - Part 2

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:40 pm

You might be wondering why Ubisoft Entertainment's shares have spiked almost 10pc this afternoon.

Well, it's because Dealreporter have just pumped out their own version of the takeover tale that was first aired by Bloomberg a few days ago.

Dealreporter's story is somewhat after the horse has bolted but the the topline from Betaville's erstwhile employer is:..


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg

Monday, 25 April 2022, 8:19 am

Betaville is rather grumpy this morning.

That's because arch rivals at Bloomberg scooped little old Betaville on a story I was chasing late last week.

The tale was about French video games publisher Ubisoft Entertainment, which is attracting takeover interest from a variety of buyers.

According to hacks at Bloomberg US buy-out giants Blackstone and KRR are two of the big private equity funds circling Ubisoft...


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

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 8:52 am

Well, it didn't take too long for rivals at Bloomberg to follow up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED alert about a potential takeover bid for France-listed renewable energy company Albioma.

This morning the financial media behemoth is reporting that KKR, the American private equity giant, is weighing an offer for Albioma. Below is a link the Bloomie piece and Betaville's alert from last week:..


Tags: Albioma, KKR

That KKR bid for John Laing Group...

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 3:42 pm

Betaville is in a bit of a grump.

A lot of hard worrk was thrown out of the window this afternoon after infrastructure investor John Laing Group decided to confirm is in talks with KKR about a possible offer for the company. Below is the link:..


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RARE ALERT: Acadia Healthcare said to ... - Part 14

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 7:12 pm

It took fourteen stories but Betaville got there in the end.

Yes, Acadia Healthcare, the US-listed healthcare firm, has finally confirmed the Betaville Intelligence series of articles about the sale of the Priory, including the last installment about Waterland and Median Kliniken's interest in purchasing the rehabilitation centre well known for treating celebrities, such as Kate Moss...


KKR snaps up 5pc stake in Great Portland Estates

Monday, 28 September 2020, 7:36 am

It would appear KKR's acquistion of a 5.3pc stake in London landlord Great Portland Estates went unnoticed on Friday afternoon following all the excitement around William Hill.

Clearly, the big buyout firms can sense now is a time to snap up bargains even if that does just involve paying £74 million for a (relatively) small stake in a London landlord...