Posts tagged: Marks & Spencer

Quelle Surprise: Marks & Spencer in talks to buy Jaeger - as first revealed by the Mail on Sunday

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 8:10 am

The British daily newspapers have finally cottoned on to the story about Marks & Spencer trying to buy ailing fashion brand Jaeger after Mark, "Kleinmanator", Kleinman of Sky News "revealed" last night a deal could be announced as early as this week.

Below is a link to the "Kleinmanator" piece's piece and follow up in the daily press...

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Mocado -Part 3

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 7:30 pm

I see Betaville's friends over at the Evening Standard's business section have followed up this NM Rothschild conflict of interest line and landed up a rather juicy scoop in the process.

Indeed, Russ Lynch dug out the fact that Rothschild banker Nigel Higgins, the soon-to-be chairman of scandal hit Barclays, was in fact working for John Lewis/Waitrose on an almost identical deal just a few months ago...

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Mocado -Part 2

Monday, 4 March 2019, 7:49 pm

Impressive: the chaps at NM Rothschild have turned up as lead financial adviser to Marks & Spencer on its JV deal with Ocado.

So, the venerable merchant is now lead adviser to three of the largest food retailers in the UK - Asda/Wal-Mart, Wm Morrison and now Marks & Spencer (from memory previously Citigroup/Schroders led the charge for M&S)...

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Mocado...

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 7:24 pm

Mocado, Markado and Ocamark. These are just some of the monikers being used to describe the latest Marks & Spencer / Ocado joint venture tie-up.

Anyway, hat tip to the Evening Standard's Russell Lynch for smoking out the latest iteration of the deal with his scoop today in the paper about the impending transaction. Below is a link to Russell Lynch's piece in case you missed it:..

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Sunday review - Marks & Spencer, Ocado and Paddy Power Betfair/Stars Group

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 3:42 pm

Betaville's friends and colleagues on the Sunday papers were clearly working hard last week at digging up stories that make you perk up over your Sunday morning fry up.

Indeed, one of the stand out scoops of the weekend was Neil Craven's blockbuster jackanory in the Mail on Sunday about Marks & Spencer's talks about a combination of sorts with online grocer Ocado. Below is the link:..

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What do WM Morrison and Marks & Spencer both have in common (apart from being large food retailers)?

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:45 am

The answer is: a corporate broker (an English concept whereby a company retains an investment bank to be its "interface" with the stock market).

Yes, Betaville learned last night whilst out a top quality party packed with City grandees (such as Lord Myners, former chairman of Marks & Spencer), investment bankers and chief executives that Shore Capital had displaced Citigroup as corporate broker to Marks & Spencer...

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The former Marks & Spencer boss, Sir Philip Green's PR man and, er, The Donald

Monday, 14 November 2016, 1:25 pm

Little old Betaville has been running now for a couple of years and has developed a bit of a following in the City. And some readers are now even offering to write pieces for little old Betaville.

So, as a bit of an experiment, below is a contribution from a certain “Mr Shears”. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

A contribution from Mr Shears:

There’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, as my old boss used to say...

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