Posts tagged: RPC

Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: RPC said too... - Part 5

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 11:10 pm

Apologies for the tardy post - Betaville has been travelling all day without access to the internet.

Anyway, I see London-listed plastics group RPC and Wall Street buy-out titan Apollo finally announced the deal to take the company private for around 780p a share.

Loyal readers of this website wouldn't have been too surprised to learn about some of the details of today's following last Friday's RARE Alert. Below is a link to that piece:..


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Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: RPC said to... - Part 4

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 10:49 pm

Betaville has to admit it's puzzling that there was no deal announcement following yesterday's definitive report from the Wall Street Journal about the £3 billion takeover of RPC by Apollo being announced today.

In case you missed it, below is a link to the WSJ story following Betaville's Friday RARE on the topic:..


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Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: RPC said to... - Part 2

Monday, 21 January 2019, 3:17 pm

Bloomberg have just chucked out a piece saying the lending banks, including HSBC, have "underwritten a multi-billion leveraged debt financing to back" the buy-out of RPC by Apollo Global Management.

Now, loyal readers will be well aware that Betaville published a RARE alert on Friday evening regarding plastics maker RPC but it wasn't quite as definitve as Bloomie regarding the underwriting of Apollo's debt financing for the deal...


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2018 - a year of private equity tyre kicking...

Monday, 31 December 2018, 5:30 pm

On the cusp of the New Year Betaville thought looking backwards might be useful excercise to figure out what 2019 holds, especially for those bankers, lawyers and investors looking to get involved in dealmaking next year.

One thing that struck Betaville was the amount of attempted leveraged buy-outs of public companies, in particular UK-listed businesses, that failed to make it over the finishing line...