Posts tagged: Financial Times

Intelsat in talks to merge with SES, reveals the Financial Times

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 7:57 am

Rivals at the Financial Times landed a cracking scoop overnight about US-based satellite operator Intelsat holding merger talks with SES, a Luxembourg-based rival.

The tale comes hot on the heals of OneWeb's merger with France's Eutelsat.

Clearly, none of these satellite operators wants to be the last company standing on its own when the consolidation round ends.

Anyway, below is a link to the FT scoop:..


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:..


Unilever may be a target for activist such as Nelson Peltz, reports FT - Part 3

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 12:37 pm

The Unilever might be a target for Nelson Peltz theory was first aired last summer but now it appears to be have become fact.

Indeed, hacks at the venerable Financial Times have dug a decent scoop today about Peltz building a stake after the botched £50 billion tilt GlaxoSmithKline's consumer division. Below is a link to the FT piece:..


Boys from Brazil buy Hunter Douglas for $7.1 billion

Friday, 31 December 2021, 10:30 am

It's the final day of the year but the dealmaking goes on.

This time 3G - the giant private equity firm led by Brazilian billionaires - is buying a 75pc stake in Dutch window blinds maker Hunter Douglas from the Sonnenberg family for EURO 175 a share.

That means 3G - which a few years ago attempted to purchase Unilever alongside Warren Buffett - is buying Hunter Douglas at a 73pc premium...


The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 3

Friday, 24 September 2021, 10:02 am

Loyal readers of Betaville's work on here and at the Mail on Sunday will be aware that I have been attempting to uncover what the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and editor of the Evening Standard has been up to since he joined the uber dealmakers at Robey Warshaw in April this year. Below is the link on the piece I wrote about his Osborne's (or lack of) activities:..


Unilever may be a target for an activist such as Nelson Peltz, reports FT

Friday, 13 August 2021, 11:13 am

It's been a while since Nelson Peltz, the American corporate raider, has had a crack at a London-listed company but now City scribblers are suggesting he may have set his sights on Unilever, the FTSE 100-listed consumer goods giant.

Well, that's according to Bryce Elder's excellent City Insider column in the venerable Financial Times. Below is the link to his piece, which appears to be based on Bernstein research...