Posts tagged: The Sunday Times

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RARE ALERT: Kingswood Holdings said to ... - Part 2

Monday, 6 March 2023, 6:10 pm

Hat tip to Adam McNestrie.

Little old Betaville's first ever outside editorial contributor saw one of his recent stories confirmed this morning.

Today, Aim-listed Kingswood Holdings, an independent financial advisor consolidator, said it has retained advisers from corporate finance house Houlihan Lokey to work on a sale of its UK operations. Below is the link to the statement:..


Manchester United on the market, reveals Sky News - Part 8

Monday, 20 February 2023, 9:43 am

Hat tip to Jamie "Nimmers" Nimmo of The Sunday Times.

Yesterday, the intrepid hack dug out a corking line about Elliott's interest in providing the financing to bidders interested in purchasing Manchester United.

According to the original piece by Nimmers, activist hedge fund Elliott would be interested in lending to any potential Manchester United purchaser and also taking a minority stake in the Premier League football club. Below is a link to Nimmers's scoop:..


Weekend review: Vodafone, Superdry and Asos...

Sunday, 11 December 2022, 1:01 pm

Chums on The Sunday Times had a decent haul this weekend.

Jamie "Nimmers" Nimmo landed the splash (lead item) in the business section about FTSE 100 giant Vodafone and his tale seemed to suggest activist investor Cevian may be looking to re-build a shareholding in the business following the departure of Nick Reid, the chief executive. Below is a link to Nimmers's story:..


Bob Diamond said to eye Credit Suisse, reveal GlobalCapital and The Sunday Times

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 9:43 am

It's been quite a while since Betaville has seen David Rothnie's by-line appear on the front pages of the business section of a British national newspaper.

But today Rothnie - former investment banking editor at Financial News - turned up with a stunning tale about Bob Diamond weighing an offer for Credit Suisse's dealmaking advisory unit, which is now called CS First Boston...


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...


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:..