Posts tagged: the times

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UNCOOKED ALERT: GB Group said to ... - Part 2

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 9:13 am

It would appear little old Betaville and Dom Walsh of The Times business section were barking up the right tree when it came to GB Group, the London-listed identity verification and fraud prevention company.

Late last night Chicago-based GTCR, which has appointed Jefferies to work on the bid, confirmed it is considering making an offer for GB Group. Below is the link the statement and also GB Group's response:..


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Smith and Nephew said to ... - Part 2

Tuesday, 6 September 2022, 1:20 pm

Veteran business hack Dom Walsh of The Times has picked up on the latest Smith and Nephew takeover tale, too.

Dom - one of the best British business journalists Betaville has never had the pleasure of working with - published a piece in The Times today about how the medical devices company could be a takeover target for an American group, such as Stryker Corporation, or even a private equity firm...


Elon Musk may launch Twitter bid, claim reports

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 8:24 am

There has been plenty of coverage over the last few days about Elon Musk's stakebuilding in Twitter and what it could mean for the micro-blogging website.

Several newspapers, including the Daily Mail, even went so far to report rumours that he may interested in launching a hostile takeover. Below are the links to their articles:..


Ruddy at The Times... - Part 2

Monday, 4 April 2022, 7:47 pm

Farewell then Graham Ruddick, a fine young business journalist and chum of Betaville's from our time working together at The Daily Telegraph.

The deputy business editor of The Times is leaving the newspaper to set up his own thing at Substack, the start up that provides hacks, writers and anybody else a platform to set up their own publishable stream of consciousness...


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RARE ALERT: SSE said to ... - Part 6

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 7:55 am

Splashed across the pages of most of today's British newspapers business sections is the latest twist on the battle between FTSE 100-listed energy giant SSE and Elliott, the activist investor led by Paul Singer.

This time Elliott has officially broken cover by going "on the record" about its position and what it wants (for the moment). Below are the links to all the relevant articles:..