Posts tagged: Mail on Sunday

Private equity firms weigh £1.6 billion swoop for Euromoney, reveals the Mail on Sunday

Sunday, 19 June 2022, 9:24 am

Most this weekend's Sunday newspaper business sections were dominated by stories about interest rates, stock market falls and cryptocurrency wipe outs.

But there was one deal story that caught Betaville's eye: a piece in the Mail on Sunday about how FTSE 250-listed Euromoney has drawn takeover interest from buy-out firms...

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Neily on the money ...

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 7:40 am

Hat tip to Neil "Neily" Craven, the Mail on Sunday's extremely hard working deputy city editor, who reported just over a week ago that Authentic Brands may "pull its bid" for Ted Baker, the London-listed fashion label.

Below are the links to Neily's piece and also the announcement from Ted Baker today...

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Sunday review on a Monday: THG, er, and that's it ...

Monday, 23 May 2022, 7:56 am

Neil "Neily" Craven dug out one of the most interesting weekend lines on THG, the London-listed online retailer.

The hardworking Mail on Sunday deputy business editor and colleague wrote yesterday that Matt Moulding, the founder of THG, would back an offer for THG of 250p a share.

That is some premium to where the shares closed on Friday - 145p a share...

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RARE ALERT: SSE said to ... - Part 6

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 7:55 am

Splashed across the pages of most of today's British newspapers business sections is the latest twist on the battle between FTSE 100-listed energy giant SSE and Elliott, the activist investor led by Paul Singer.

This time Elliott has officially broken cover by going "on the record" about its position and what it wants (for the moment). Below are the links to all the relevant articles:..

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Bears creep out of the woods... - Part 4

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10:09 am

Plenty of Fleet Street hacks have jumped on the bear story surrounding The Hut Group, the London-listed e-commerce company also known as THG, in the last few days.

Indeed, the company's problems, including an over 40pc share price collapse over a fortnight, are managing to fill whole front pages and commentary columns this week...

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The hackery merry-go-round continues...

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 10:55 pm

It's been almost eighteen months since Betaville has enjoyed a good old fashioned knees up with fellow hacks (basically alcoholic drinks in a dingy pub in the backstreets of London).

So, it was great to catch up with old colleagues and friends from The Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday tonight for John "The Ridge" Collingridge's leaving do before he heads of to become head of business at The Guardian...

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Ferguson said to have appointed NM Rothschild to find a buyer for £500 million Wolseley UK - sources - Part 4

Monday, 4 January 2021, 11:41 am

The confirmations keep on coming for little old Betaville.

This morning FTSE 100-listed Ferguson announced it has struck a deal to sell plumbing merchant Wolseley to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, whose advisers include Sir Terry Leahy, for just over £300 million. Below is the link to the Ferguson statement:..

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