Posts tagged: Sky News

The spinners, the hacks and the podcasts...

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 6:09 pm

Little old Betaville has noticed there appear to be a growing number of super senior City hacks getting involved with podcasts set up by super senior flacks (also known as financial public relations executives).

This trend appears to have been kicked off by Jonathan Ford, former Financial Times Lex and leader writer, and Neil Collins, former City editor of The Daily Telegraph...

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Ascential said to eye £1.5 billion break up, reveals Sky News

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 9:59 am

The old Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News is being rather hyperactive at the moment.

Yesterday, Kleiny landed the scoop about Vodafone trying to buy part of Talk Talk and this morning he has just published a tale about London-listed Ascential weighing a break up that could see events and exhibitions company list some of its operations in the US...

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Sycamore Partners said to weigh £200 million plus takeover bid for Ted Baker, reveals Sky News - Part 2

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 8:13 pm

It would appear The Kleinmanator of Sky News wasn't the only City hack onto the Ted Baker bid rumour.

Last week, Bryce, "The Flying Scotsman", Elder of the venerable Financial Times got into the story in his excellent City Insider column, pointing out that there was talk circulating the London market of a £300 million plus takeover offer. Below is a link to Bryce's piece:..

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Chelsea FC on the block; Abramovich said to be seeking £3 billion, according to reports

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 6:06 pm

You know the rumours about a potential sale of Chelsea FC are serious when the venerable Wall Street Journal finally decides to get on the story.

The WSJ has just published a piece claiming Roman Abramovich is seeking takeover bids for Chelsea FC, which has won the European champions league twice, ahead of the Russian tycoon being hit by financial sanctions. Below is the link:..

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Clayton Dubilier & Rice weighs £5 billion plus takeover bid for WM Morrison Supermarkets, reveals Sky News - Part 2

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:06 am

Commentators, journalists and analysts were out in force this morning adding their two pennies worth to the weekend's most exciting corporate news event, airing all sorts of (potentially wild) speculation about rival offerors for WM Morrison.

For excample, George MacDonald, executive editor of Retail Week, turned up on Dominic O'Connell's BBC Radio 4 slot this morning to talk up the chance of Amazon mounting a counter bid...

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The pot calling the kettle black...?

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 4:06 pm

Mark, "the Kleinmanator", Kleinman of Sky News has just popped up with a decent story about a Toscafund whinge.

The fund, run by Martin "the Rottweiler" Hughes, has gone on the record (which is quite rare) to complain about Ramsay Health Care's 240p a share bid for private hospital operator Spire Healthcare. Below are the quotes from Toscafund and a link to Mark's tale:..

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