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RARE ALERT: Paratek Pharmaceuticals said to ... - Part 2

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 7:56 pm

Gurnet Point Capital is said to be one of the private equity firms that has been circling Paratek Pharmaceuticals, the US-listed biopharmaceutical company.

Earlier this year Betaville Intelligence reported that Paratek Pharmaceuticals may have attracted takeover interest from a private equity suitor.

People following the situation said Gurnet Point Capital has been studying the purchase of Paratek Pharmaceuticals...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Sartorius AG said to ... - Part 5

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 10:18 pm

Another day, another follow up of one of little old Betaville's UNCOOKED alerts.

This time rivals at StreetInsider have published their own takeover story about Maravai Life Sciences Holdings, the US-listed healthcare technology company.

According to StreetInsider Thomas Lee, the US private equity firm, has submitted a fresh offer of $17 a share for Maravai Life Sciences Holdings and is now conducting due diligence...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Suse said to - Part 5

Saturday, 27 May 2023, 10:00 am

Little old Betaville notes rivals at Dealreporter have finally cottoned on to the Suse takeover story that has resurfaced in the last couple of weeks.

Yesterday, Dealreporter - one of little old Betaville's former employers - published a story reportedly claiming EQT, Suse's largest shareholder, may be considering purchasing the remainder of the company it doesn't already own...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Metro Bank Holdings PLC said to ...

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 3:37 pm

Metro Bank Holdings PLC, the London-listed "challenger" bank, has come under the spotlight amid takeover talk.

People following the situation have heard rumours Metro has attracted takeover interest.

In late 2021 Metro - set up in 2010 as alternative to the large UK high street banks - received takeover approach from US private equity firm Carlyle.

A deal, though, failed to materialise...


Choice Hotels International in talks to buy Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 11:24 pm

The Wall Street Journal has just delivered another stateside takeover scoop.

Choice Hotels is in talks to buy rival Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as part of a deal to create a budget hotel giant, according to the WSJ.

Talks are said to be early stage, reports suggest. Below is a link to the WSJ tale:..


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RARE ALERT: ASOS said to ... - Part 4

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 8:15 am

Rivals at The Times have finally picked up a line about the Asos takeover story currently doing the rounds at the moment.

Dominic Walsh, a veteran business hack on The Times business section, reports today that Trendyol - a Turkish company that is majority owned by Chinese internet giant Alibaba - is weighing a takeover offer for Asos. Below is a link Dom's piece:..


Merger Monday returns ... - Part 3

Monday, 22 May 2023, 1:29 pm

It might feel like dealmaking is slowing down as the summer begins but there are still plenty of deals being done, especially for the firms that actually advise on takeovers and mergers.

Indeed, Greenhill is the latest advisory firm to sell out to a larger foreign rival, with Japanese firm Mizuho paying $15 a share (around $550 million) for the boutique investment bank. Below is a link to the press release:..


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RARE ALERT: ASOS said to ... - Part 3

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:02 pm

One of the companies circling Asos, the London-listed online fashion retailer, is said to be working with Morgan Stanley on a potential transaction.

Last week Asos was at the centre of speculation a company from Turkey is circling the business.

People following the situation have heard talk the international company that has been stalking Asos since late last year is being advised by bankers at Morgan Stanley on its interest in the business...


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