Sunday review - GlobalData, Sky and, er, Scott's

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 8:30 pm

Sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of days I have been rather busy doing some freelance work for my chums at The Sunday Times.

Indeed, diligent followers of my work might have noticed I had a few jackanories in today's business section, including one on financial news giant the Mergermarket Group, publisher of Debtwire and Dealreporter.

Tucked away in that story is a line about how the Mergermarket Group has struck a deal to sell its life sciences division, Infinata, to London-listed GlobalData for an estimated $20 million.

I bring this up because GlobalData - which is run by Mike Danson, the founder of Euromonitor, and owner of the New Statesman and Press Gazette - hasn't bothered to announce this to the market despite being a London-listed company. However, I thought shareholders might be interested to know nonetheless.

Elsewhere in the paper, John Collingridge dug up a fun tale about Scott's, the Mayfair eatierie where I often spot Crispin Odey lunching. Collingridge discovers that the uber posh restaurant, which is owned by tycoon Richard Caring, has had to temporarily close because of mice.

Over at the Mail on Sunday, John Rees had an intriguing splash in the business section about further political opposition to 21st Century Fox's takeover of Sky. Here is the link in case you missed it:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-4435554/Politcians-blast-Sky-bid-sex-scandal-Fox-News.html..

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