Posts tagged: LSE
Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 12:15 pm
An email arrives from LSE-owned data provider Refinitiv. Apparently, dealmaking around the world has hit an all-time record. Now, I'm sure I have heard that one before over the last fifteen years. Anyway, below is the press release in case you are interested:
Global M&A breaks all-time April and YTD records
Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:27 pm
How odd: fomer LSE boss Xavier Rolet is stepping down as chief executive of Sir Michael Hintze's hedge fund CQS after just one year.
Now, readers might recall that Betaville was the first to unveil the timing of Xavier Rolet's appointment as the boss of Sir Michael Hintze's hedge fund CQS in late 2018 after learning about the story down the pub. See the link below:..
Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 6:21 pm
Alistair Osborne's analysis of Hong Kong's failed attempt to buy the London Stock Exchange in The Times is probably the best of lot from today's coverage in the national newspapers. Betaville particuarly enjoyed the pay off from Alistair, a former colleague and wind up merchant.
"Mr Li’s stock exchange adventure was almost as surreal as his book."..
Friday, 13 September 2019, 6:38 pm
The London Stock Exchange finally swatted away Hong Kong's £32 billion takeover proposal. Below is the link:
Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 9:42 am
Well, that didn't take long. Just a few days back from the summer holidays and Hong Kong Exchange launches a £32 billion pound takeover deal for the London Stock Exchange, which is itself trying to merge with Refinitiv.
Below is the link:
Friday, 26 July 2019, 7:20 pm
The M&A chaps at the venerable Financial Times are on fire at the moment with another humdinger of a scoop about the LSE merging with Refinitiv as part of a $40 billion combination.
Below is the link:
Friday, 21 December 2018, 5:51 pm
Oh look - CQS has now confirmed Betaville's snippet from last night. Below is a report based on the confirmation:
It just goes to show old school journalism is alive and well as this scoopette was obtained down the pub after one too many!..
Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:11 am
It never ceases to amaze little old Betaville how one stumbles across jackanories about bigwigs in the City.
The latest whisper is that CQS, the $17 billion hedge fund run by Tory donor Sir Michael Hintze, is today expected to make a major "corporate announcement".
One can only presume that it's connected to the past reports that Xavier Rolet, former boss of the London Stock Exchange, has been approached about running the mega fund...
Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:27 pm
Betaville notes that Sir Christopher Hohn's The Children's Investment Fund has just slotted the majority of its 5pc stake in the London Stock Exchange.
So, unless the abrasive hedge fund manager isn't interested in making money for his investors, Sir Chris can't really still believe the LSE is still a takeover target?..
Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:18 pm
It's not exactly been a great start for Argo Blockchain, the cryptocurrency mining group, as a listed company on London's main bourse.
Shares in London's first ever listed cryptocurrency-related "business" are down about 43pc since it floated and currently trading around 9p after hitting the market at 16p.
Investors are wondering whether those people/institutions that were issued stock at 8p and lower ahead of the IPO are likely to hold if the stock continues to slump...?..
Monday, 19 March 2018, 9:29 am
Ben Marlow went big in yesterday's The Sunday Telegraph about the prospects of a bid battle for Nex Group, tipping owner the of the New York Stock Exchange (also know as the Intercontinental Exchange or ICE) as the most likely counterbidder for the company founded by Michael Spencer. In case you missed it, I have pasted link below to yesterday's splash story in the business section:..
Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:06 am
The mainstream financial press appeared to have skirted over the fact that metals explorer Pembridge Resources is looking to quit the Alternative Investment Market for a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange, so I thought I would take a look at the issue on little old Betaville...