Mediclinic said to weigh £1.8 billion plus takeover bid for Spire Healthcare - part 3
Well, that took a while - a year, in fact. Readers might recall that Betaville first raised the prospect of Mediclinic instructing bankers at Morgan Stanley to look at buying the remainder of Spire Healthcare that it didn't own around about this time last year (see below).
However, it was Dan Dunkley who should really win the plaudits. The intrepid M&A hack over at The Sunday Times landed the genuine "scoop" with his tale this weekend about Mediclinic launching it's £1.3 billion takeover bid for Spire Healthcare. Below is a link to Dan's piece:
Now stock market reporters are likely to claim the story as the the gossip was all over the market reports on Saturday. However, as Betaville well knows from past experience there is a rather larger difference beween stacking up a story and running it on the front page of a business section and using the tale as the introduction to a market report. So, hat tip to Dan Dunkley...