Posts tagged: The Wall Street Journal

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:..


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:..


Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:19 pm

American financial media heavyweights TheWall Street Journal and Bloomberg were both claiming to have landed the scoop about Microsoft's $70 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard.

They both published within minutes of each other but because little old Betaville was lunching with a friendly flack it was hard to tell which media outfit published the scoop first...


McAfee Corporation close to being sold to Advent International for $10 billion, reveals the WSJ

Friday, 5 November 2021, 8:28 pm

The venerable Wall Street Journal has dug out a Friday afternoon corker of a deal scoop.

Hacks at the WSJ just revealed McAfee, the US-listed computer and security software company, is on the verge of being sold to Advent International, which is well known on UK shores for gobbling up defence companies such as Cobham and Ultra Electronics. Below is a link to the WSJ tale:..


MGM launches $10 billion bid for Ladbrokes owner Entain, reveals the WSJ

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 9:36 pm

The London market hasn't even yet opened for its first full day of trading of the New Year but already there is fresh multi-billion bid on the table.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that MGM has submitted a $10 billion takeover approach for Entain, which was formerly known as GVC and owns the bookeeper Ladbrokes. Below is the link:..