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.

Fireworks at Lloyds AGM

Friday, 15 May 2015, 6:18 am

Word reaches me this evening that the Lloyds Banking Group AGM was a fruity affair. Apparently, some chap called Keith Elliott, the owner of a company called Premier Motor Auctions, stood up and made some pretty punchy allegations.

I suspect we may be reading all about this in tomorrow's newspapers...

A spokesperson for Lloyds Banking Group said:..

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The double mansion tax party

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 1:24 am

I'm sure most (UK-based) readers have had enough of the general election by now but just thought I would see whether anybody knows which banker threw the "double mansion tax party" last night?..

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Krafty 3G - part ?

Friday, 8 May 2015, 12:58 am

Dominic Walsh, veteran leisure industries reporter over at The Times, has got the market all aflutter after tweeting earlier this afternoon:..

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Hotel Buzz - part 3

Friday, 1 May 2015, 5:09 pm

A friendly analyst has got in touch with his view on what the likely combinations are from the next round of consolidation in the hotel sector. I will list them below - to be clear, this is just his speculation...

1. Accor combining with either Marriott International or Whitbread

2. InterContinential Hotels merging with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

3. Marriott International combining with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide..

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That meeting

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 6:02 pm

Looking over last week's coverage of Deutsche Bank's $2.5 billion fine for fixing the Libor rate it struck me little has been made of fact that interest rate manipulation was being discussed at a British Bankers Association board meeting all the way back in 2008...

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