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Crest Nicholson could soon be on the receiving end of a £550 million takeover bid from a rival, reveals React News - Part 2

Friday, 14 June 2024, 6:59 am

Hat tip to David Hatcher of React News, whose scoop last night effectively forced Bellway to confirm its interest in buying smaller rival Crest Nicholson.

Below is a link to the confirmation from Bellway:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/BWY/response-to-press-speculation/16519013..

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Crest Nicholson could soon be on the receiving end of a £550 million takeover bid from a rival, reveals React News

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 4:47 pm

David Hatcher over at React News keeps on digging out the property-related takeover scoops.

This time Hacther has a fresh line about the takeover rumours surrounding London-listed housebuilder Crest Nicholson, which as loyal readers know has been on little old Betaville's radar over the last eighteen months.

Now, the timing of Hatcher's story is interesting given Crest Nicholson today unveiled another profit warning and slashed its dividend. ..

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Dexters may be stalking Foxtons, suggests Mark Kleinman in City AM

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 3:57 pm

Clearly Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News is just as keen to crack up open the Foxtons takeover story as little old Betaville.

Today Kleiny - a former colleague from our days on The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph - dedicates another chunk of his City AM column to Foxtons and the potential deal involving the London-listed estate agency...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Covestro AG said to ... - Part 4

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 4:05 pm

I see arch rivals at Bloomberg have followed up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert from earlier today with their own installment on the long-running takeover saga of the German chemicals company.

According to Bloomie, Covestro AG is "close to granting the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company access to in depth due dligence in expectation of an improved takeover bid".

Below is a link to the Bloomberg story and also little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert:..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: DXC Technology said to ... - Part 8

Monday, 10 June 2024, 9:16 pm

It would appear Greg Roumeliotis and Milana Vinn of Reuters have finally decided to follow up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert from a earlier this year about the latest round of DXC takeover rumours.

According to the Reuters hacks private equity firm Apollo and Kyndryl Holdings, the information technology services provider that was spun out of IBM, are in talks about a joint bid of between $22 and $25 a share for the ailing DXC...

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THG founder builds stake in THG activist ... - Part 6

Friday, 7 June 2024, 8:01 am

Matt Moulding appears to be turning the screws on activist investor Kelso, again.

It has emerged this morning that the controversial founder of online retailer THG, who isn't a fan of the City of London but ironically owns the newspaper City AM, has increased his shareholding in Kelso to just over 10pc...

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Tags: THG, Kelso
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UNCOOKED ALERT: EFG International said to ... - Part 4

Thursday, 6 June 2024, 11:08 am

Swiss publication Inside Paradeplatz has just followed up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED alert about the takeover talks involving Switzerland wealth manager EFG International.

Loyal readers might recall that little old Betaville has published a series of alerts about EFG International, including an update a couple of weeks ago. Below are the links to those Alerts:..

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RARE ALERT: HubSpot Inc said to ... - Part 4

Monday, 3 June 2024, 10:24 pm

Little old Betaville notes that some rival media outlets like to rip off this website's UNCOOKED and RARE alerts.

In fact, American website Seeking Alpha just ripped off little old Betaville's most recent RARE Alert about HubSpot Inc, the US-listed CRM company.

Now, little old Betaville appreciates publishers and journalists all have a job to do, and sometimes this website aggregates rivals' stories with attribution...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Tritax EuroBox PLC said to ... - Part 3

Monday, 3 June 2024, 7:37 pm

The cat is out of the bag.

Canadian investment giant Brookfield has confirmed it is considering a takeover offer for FTSE 250 listed European distribution centre group Tritax EuroBox PLC following a series of of UNCOOKED Alerts from little old Betaville. Below is a link to the Brookfield confirmation and little old Betaville's previous alerts:..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: The Boston Beer Company said to ... - Part 2

Saturday, 1 June 2024, 12:13 am

It would appear hacks at the Wall Street Journal have finally decided to follow up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert about the takeover rumours surrounding US-listed The Boston Beer Company.

According to the WSJ, Japan's Suntory - the owner of Jim Beam - in is in early stage talks to buy The Boston Beer Company. Below is a link the WSJ story and little old Betaville's original UNCOOKED Alert published a couple of weeks ago:..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Neoen said to ... - Part 3

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 9:22 am

I see Neoen has confirmed little old Betaville's series of UNCOOKED alerts about the takeover rumours surrounding the France-listed renewable energy business.

Loyal subscribers might recall that little old Betaville first revealed back in April that Neoen was at the centre of takeover talk. Below is the link to that article:..

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ConocoPhillips in advanced talks to buy Marathon Oil for over $15 billion, reveals the Financial Times

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 9:51 am

US-based deal hacks at the venerable Financial Times dug out a brilliant scoop last night.

According to the FT reporters, ConocoPhillips is in advanced talks to buy Marathon Oil after a tussle with Devon Energy for the business.

Conoco's bid for Marathon Oil is likely to made all in stock and could be announced imminently, adds the FT. Below is a link to the FT scoop:..

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RARE ALERT: Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC said to ... - Part 5

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 12:07 pm

Another day, another confirmation for little old Betaville.

This time Nasdaq-listed renewable energy company Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure PLC has confirmed it has agreed to a sale of the business to a consortium led by Energy Capital Partners for $22 a share. Below is a link to the press release and the previous UNCOOKED and RARE Alerts:..

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NewRiver REIT launches takeover bid for Capital & Regional

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 10:04 am

It's hard to keep up at the moment as there is so much dealmaking going on.

Indeed, London-listed NewRiver REIT has just announced it has made an aggressive move on rival property company Capital & Regional by approaching its largest shareholder, Growthpoint Properties, about a takeover deal.

Shares in Capital & Regional are up 20pc at pixel time following the announcement. Below is a link to the announcement from NewRiver REIT:..

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