Posts tagged: Roman Abramovich

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - The End

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 10:52 am

Betaville feels it may be time to draw to a close this series poking fun at George Osborne and his newish employers at Robey Warshaw.

As loyal readers know, little old Betaville has been gently ribbing the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and his new partners at Robey Warshaw - the merger and acquisition advisory firm set up by London-based rainmaker Sir Simon Robey - since Osborne joined last year because he had failed to land any deals...


Football M&A out of fashion... - Part 2

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 12:08 pm

It would appear Betaville spoke (or is it wrote) too soon about the current lack of summer football M&A stories involving top-end Premier League clubs.

Just a few days after Betaville's piece earlier in the week the The Times sports writers landed a rather good scoop about an American outfit's attempt to buy Sunderland. Below is the link to a follow up piece by in the venerable Financial Times:..


Football M&A out of fashion?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 10:29 am

It's about that time of the year when some intrepid hack digs out a top Premier League football club takeover scoop.

Indeed, this time last year friends and colleagues on the The Sunday Times business section unveiled Roman Abramovich had appointed advisers from American boutique firm Raine to find a buyer for all or some of Chelsea Football Club. Below is the link:..


Bank holiday review: blue is the colour, football is the game... - Part 2

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 12:21 pm

So, there are a couple of "new" names of potential buyers of Chelsea Football Club floating around the London market at the moment.

Now, to be clear this information is very much UNCOOKED (see below for definition of UNCOOKED) as Betaville has spent all summer trying to corroberate the story for a WELL-DONE alert or front page splash in the paper but has so far failed to do so...