Posts tagged: Sky News

When The Genteel Hustler met The Kleinmanator...

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 12:55 pm

A fascinating interview has just been published in the Press Gazette.

The interviewer is The Genteel Hustler, otherwise known as Will Turvill, an incredibly polite but very persistent young hack. The interviewee is The Kleinmanator, otherwise known as Mark Kleinman, City Editor of Sky News and one of the most profilic merger and acquisition scoopsters working in UK media. Below is the link to the piece:..

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HSBC hires JP Morgan to sell Canadian unit for £6 billion, reveals Sky News

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 10:25 am

Mark "the Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News is on a bit of a roll.

Yesterday, he smoked out a confirmation following his scoop about Vodafone's talks to merge with rival 3 in the UK and just now he has published a story about HSBC working with advisers from JP Morgan to find a buyer for its Canadian division.

Below is a link to this morning's story in case you missed it:..

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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...

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Ascential said to eye £1.5 billion break up, reveals Sky News

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 9:59 am

The old Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News is being rather hyperactive at the moment.

Yesterday, Kleiny landed the scoop about Vodafone trying to buy part of Talk Talk and this morning he has just published a tale about London-listed Ascential weighing a break up that could see events and exhibitions company list some of its operations in the US...

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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:..

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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:..

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