Posts tagged: Financial Times

BlackRock working on rival Credit Suisse takeover bid, reveals the Financial Times - Part 2

Sunday, 19 March 2023, 10:15 am

So, BlackRock denied yesterday it is looking at Credit Suisse following the report from the Financial Times.

As usual the denial is mealy mouthed because up until the venerable FT revealed BlackRock's interest the giant investment house was looking at some or all of Credit Suisse (BlackRock was "informally" working with bankers from Perella Weinberg to advise on the transaction, according to the Financial Times)...


BlackRock working on rival Credit Suisse takeover bid, reveals the Financial Times

Saturday, 18 March 2023, 10:42 am

Hacks at the FT are on a hot streak.

The reporting team have just revealed another twist in the Credit Suisse takeover tale - the mammorth money manager BlackRock, led by Larry Fink, is working a rival takeover bid for the Swiss bank. Below is the link to the mega scoop:


UBS in talks to merge with Credit Suisse, reveals the Financial Times

Saturday, 18 March 2023, 9:27 am

At least Bill Ackman was kind enough to keep his mouth shout long enough for the Financial Times to publish their mega scoop about UBS holding talks about merger with Credit Suisse.

Hat tip to the reporting team at the venerable Financial Times for landing that scoop. Below is a link to it:


Iranian American billionaire poised to launch $3.75 billion takeover bid for Tottenham Hotspurs, reveals the Financial Times

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 10:30 am

A cracking Premier League football takeover scoop from the Financial Times has just landed.

According to hacks at the Pink 'Un, Iranian-American billionaire Jahm Najafi is preparing a blockbuster $3.75bn takeover bid for Tottenham Hotspur.

Najafi, who is the chair of MSP Sports Capital, is working with a consortium of investors to structure the bid and is weeks away from formally approaching Spurs owner Joe Lewis and the football club’s chair Daniel Levy...


First Abu Dhabi Bank said to explore bid for Standard Chartered, reveals Bloomberg - Part 6

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 12:37 pm

Chums over at FT Alphaville have carried out an interesting dissection of Bloomberg's second Standard Chartered takeover tale.

I have pasted the link below to article, which was written by Bryce "The Flying Scotsman" Elder, now City Editor of FT Alphaville:


Apollo eyes $10 billion Millicom takeover, reveals the Financial Times

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 4:52 pm

It's been a while since Apollo has been touted to as a potential acquirer in a large leveraged buy-out but hacks at the venerable Financial Times have done well to discover the firm is looking at purchasing Millicom, the Latin American telecoms operator.

According to the FT, Apollo has teamed up with Marcelo Claure, the former SoftBank executive, to explore a bid for the company that could value it around $10 billion, including debt...


Deals, Deals, Deals ... in a bear market - Part 36

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 6:35 pm

Quite a few of little old Betaville's competitors are rolling out their deal prediction pieces for 2023 ahead the holiday period.

Reuters, in particular, has been very enthusiastic publishing a piece about a slowdown in dealmaking whilst two days earlier suggesting there could be a boom in pharmaceutical deals in 2023. Below are the links:..


Kering, Estée Lauder and the multibillion dollar menswear fashion deal...

Saturday, 12 November 2022, 9:45 am

Last week hacks at the Wall Street Journal were boasting about a scoop - that Kering (the owner of Gucci) was in "advanced talks" to buy menswear brand Tom Ford for around $3 billion. Below is the link: