A cheeky website about deals, dealmakers and anything else I find interesting. Edited by Ben Harrington. If you have a tip or want to discuss a story please feel free to email Betaville at ben@betaville.co.uk.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals eyes $1 billion purchase of CorePharma

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:05 am

I realise most of the dealmaking community is currently focused on the risk that some large pharmaceutical deals may collapse. But I have stumbled across a potential pharmaceutical deal that is unlikely to be affected by the US government's attempt to clamp down on corporate "tax inversions"...

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Whimper...or not

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:19 pm

Well, it looks like my foray into reporting on US cloud computing deals has ended with a bit of whimper...

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Performing

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:57 am

A rather large line of Perform stock - over 40 million shares - changed hands in almost one go at the close of the London market this evening. Investec is thought to have done a lot of the business (lucky them)...

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Sunday review

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:15 am

Most of today's Sunday newspaper business sections are focused on financial implications and risks of Scotland breaking away from the Union...

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The Financial Times and J Sainsbury

Friday, 12 September 2014, 6:23 pm

Bryce Elder, the stock market reporter over at the Financial Times, has this morning touched upon quite an interesting theory whistling around the London market...

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The auction of the auctioneer

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 7:34 am

It's a bit quiet in the world of public company M&A in the London market so I thought I would write a quick post on the auctioneer Bonhams following my piece in the Mail on Sunday last month...

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One last moment of smugness for Dixons Carhpone

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 7:30 pm

Apologies for the blatant self promotion and backslapping but I thought I would take this moment to point out that index compiler FTSE yesterday confirmed that Dixons Carphone will be promoted to the FTSE 100 index as part of the next quarterly reshuffle...

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Livening up

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:43 am

If you are based in the UK and into deals, there are couple of interesting jackanories floating around the inter web this afternoon...

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Head scratching

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:00 pm

Huge hat tip to Ed Hammond and Arash Massoudi the M&A reporters over at the Financial Times for their scoop on CSR this morning. It's not easy landing these types of jackanories during August when most of the dealmaking community is away sunning themselves in the Med...

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