Posts tagged: The Sunday Times

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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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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The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - Part 4

Monday, 20 December 2021, 4:59 pm

George Osborne's new (ish) corporate finance firm received some generous press with reports suggesting Robey Warshaw partners shared £30 million over the last year.

Well, that's what the latest set of accounts show, according to Jim "Armo" Armitage piece in yesterday's The Sunday Times. Below is the link to his piece in yesterday's newspaper:..

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The assistant editor, the London-listed property giants and the (lack thereof) activists...

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 6:44 pm

Betaville's old pal Oliver, "Shahsy", Shah of the The Sunday Times has churned out another on point column for friends at React News, the specialist property title.

Olly's main point is that there has been plenty of activism this year across several industries - with the likes of SSE, Shell and GlaxoSmithKline all recently tageted - but that the real estate sector has been completely left out...

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EQT said to weigh SWF 9 billion plus takeover bid for Swiss banking software giant Temenos, reveals Bloomberg

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 6:57 pm

Betaville is in a bit of a grump.

Why, you might be asking yourself. Well, I was chasing a bid tale about Temenos all day today and then suddenly arch rivals at Bloomberg popped up with the scoop about Nordic private equity firm EQT considering a takeover bid for the Swiss banking software giant...

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ITV and Lord Grade-backed Miroma Ventures eye multi-million pound takeover bids for Channel 4, reveals The Sunday Times, er, on a Saturday...

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 2:47 pm

Hat tip to my old Mail on Sunday mucker Jamie, "Nimmers", Nimmo for landing a great tale about ITV weighing a takeover bid of Channel 4.

Jamie's scoop also has a line about how Miroma Venture - which is chaired by Lord Grade, the former boss of the BBC and chairman of ITV, and run by entrepreneur Marc Boyan - is also looking at Channel 4. Below is a link to the tale:..

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