Posts tagged: William Hill

Deals, deals, a bear market - Part 5

Monday, 19 October 2020, 8:34 pm

It's pretty gloomy out there given the current state of affairs but hasn't put a dampener on dealmaking.

Today in the US ConocoPhillips announced a $9.7 billion for shale explorer and producer Concho Resources while chip maker Intel Corporation is in talks to sell its memory-chip unit to South Korea’s SK Hynix Inc. for roughly $10 billion. That's two $10 billion deals in a day...


Fred Done said to have hired Lazard to work on £2.9 billion William Hill counterbid, reports The Sunday Telegraph - Part 2

Monday, 5 October 2020, 12:15 pm

Well, it didn't take long for The Sunday Telegraph's splash story about Fred Done's £2.9 billion counterbid to be quashed.

Rival papers, such as City AM and The Times, are quoting spokespeaople or "people close to the situation" as saying the bookie has no interest in mounting a bid for the whole company. Below are the link:..


Fred Done said to have hired Lazard to work on a £2.9 billion William Hill counter offer, reports The Sunday Telegraph

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 12:56 pm

There are plenty of interesting stories in the British Sunday newspaper sections today, including Neil Craven's piece on the billionaire Issa brothers and their purchase of retail stalwart Asda. Below is the link to Neil's jackanory, which seems to be getting plenty of air time on Twitter this morning:..


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RARE ALERT: William Hill said to ... - part 2

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:04 am

Hat tip to Dom Walsh over at The Times for managing to needle out a genuinly interesting "new" line out of Kenny Alexander, the boss of acquisitive gaming group GVC, about potential merger talks with rivals after the regulatory review of sector.

In today's City people column in the The Times Dom reveals that, other than Ladbrokes Coral, GVC also has an interest in a potential combination with William Hill. Here is the link:..


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Sportingbet owner GVC said to be gearing up for its next major takeover deal; spokesperson denies interest in £5 billion Playtech merger

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:45 pm

Sportingbet owner GVC Holdings is said to be gearing up for its next major takeover deal.

According to sources familiar with the matter, investment banks - such as JP Morgan - are said to have put in place a big debt financing package for GVC to use as funds for major M&A tansaction...


William Hill shenanigans - part 3

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 6:47 am

There is a piece of Deutsche bank research floating out there in the market speculating about the possibility of a fresh takeover bid for William Hill, the listed bookmaker.

Now, readers might recall I broke the story about 888 and Rank coming together to instigate a three-way merger with William Hill in The Sunday Times last summer. In case you don't recall here is a link to that piece:..


William Hill shenanigans

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 6:53 pm

I must say this William Hill situation really has thrown up some quite bizarre behaviour by "people close to the situation".

I understand that some "people close to the situation" (you know who you are) had been claiming my scoop from a couple of weeks ago in The Sunday Times about Rank and 888 holding merger talks ahead of making a £3 billion bid for William Hill wasn't a true "scoop" because we didn't get the story "quite right"...