Posts tagged: Sky News

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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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said ... - Part 5

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 8:19 pm

So, Mark "the Kleinmanator" Kleinman just dug out a decent line about Blackstone teaming up with Bill Gates's fund to launching a joint £3.5 billion takeover bid for Signature Aviation. Below is a link to Mark's scoop with all the gory detail:

https://news.sky.com/story/bill-gates-and-blackstone-team-up-for-3-5bn-signature-bid-12181809..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: BT Group said to... - Part 3

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 1:50 pm

Mark, the "Kleinmanator", Kleinman of Sky News has gone for a Saturday afternoon wind up with a story about BT Group hiring Goldman Sachs and, maybe, Robey Warshaw to work on a defence ahead of a £15 billion takeover approach. Below is the link:

https://news.sky.com/story/bt-group-board-on-alert-for-15bn-takeover-approaches-12054366..

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Tech entrepreneur unveils multi-million pound stake in ailing M&C Saatchi - Part 2

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:23 pm

Remember when Vin Murria unveiled in early May a 13.25pc stake in M&C Saatchi?

Recently reports emerged via the Kleinmanator of Sky News that the tech entrepreneur had been refused a board seat for "corporate governance reasons".

Well, Betaville hears Murria may come to regret building that shareholding in the advertising agency, which has been beset by accounting problems over the last twelve months...

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Thomas Cook on the brink (of collapse), according to the Daily Mail

Friday, 20 September 2019, 9:17 am

Betaville doesn't enjoy seeing any company collapse into administration but I note the fact that the Daily Mail and others are now reporting that Thomas Cook is on the verge of going under. Below is a link to the Daily Mail piece (which was splashed across the front page of the main book but I think was a follow from the Kleinmanator of Sky News)...

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Grump...

Friday, 8 March 2019, 7:06 pm

Betaville is in a bad mood.

Readers might be wondering why. Well, after stumbling across a fun little scoopette over a sumptuous lunch this week Betaville got cracking with the proper journalistic protocol of calling the relevant parties this morning to provide the customary "opportunity to comment"...

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The busted auction list...

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:28 pm

City hacks are trying hard to dig up deal stories. This week, for example, Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News "revealed" that the owners of sandwhich chain Eat and department store Liberty had hired advisers to find purchasers for both businesses.

However, according to Betaville's well-placed sources, there are just as many, if not more, deals falling over in the UK during this period of extreme political uncertainty...

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RARE ALERT: Prudential said to ... - Part 3

Monday, 8 October 2018, 6:58 pm

The Kleinmanator of Sky News landed a good tale yesterday about Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group looking at tie up of their wealth management units. And this morning the scoop was confirmed. Below is a link to the confirmation:

https://www.investegate.co.uk/schroders-plc--sdr-/rns/response-to-media-speculation/201810080700052425D/..

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Portuguese consortium said to still be working on BHS despite closure - part 2

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 12:00 am

It would appear Mike Ashley isn't the only bidder still trying to get hold of BHS - or parts of it, at least.

Well-placed sources have told me the Portuguese consortium, led by Greg Tufnell (Phil Tufnell's brother) and backed by the dos Santos family, was also contacted by administrators on Sunday about whether it would still be interested in buying BHS...

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