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Centaur Media said to be in talks about a sale of Homebuilding and Renovation division to private equity firms - sources - part 2

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 8:55 am

Centaur Media, publisher of Marketing Week, has finally got round to confirming little old Betaville's Intelligence piece about how the publishing and events group is exploring a sale of its Homebuilding and Renovation division.

Here is the link to this morning's announcement from Centaur Media:..


Tullow Oil said to be close to selling North Sea pipeline to Independent Oil and Gas - sources

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7:16 pm

Followers of little old Betaville's antics might recall that a few weeks ago on Tip TV I noted there were a few things afoot with AIM-listed tiddler Independent Oil & Gas. Here is the link to that clip in case you don't recall:



Revealed: Incisive Media's Risk division sold to mystery French buyer for £120m - sources - part 2

Monday, 27 March 2017, 6:03 pm

I see freesheet City Am has followed up on little old Betaville's scoopette about Incisive Media, publisher of Investment Week, and its £120 million French deal. Click on the link below if your interested in the story:



Revealed: Incisive Media's Risk division sold to French buyer for £120m - sources

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:22 am

A mystery French company has bought Incisive Media's Insight group, publisher of trade well-known City titles such as Risk and the Insurance Post.

Private equity sources said the French company is thought to have agreed a deal with Incisive Media's owners that will see it pay around £120 million for Insight Group...


How Sir Philip Green, a BBC business editor and ailing retailer helped an intrepid young hack win business and finance journalist of the year award at the Press Awards

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:39 am

Congratulations to Oliver Shah, City Editor over at The Sunday Times.

Olly, a sometime colleague, last night got his just deserves for his series of brilliant scoops about Sir Philip Greed, the strange sale of BHS to Dominic Chappell for a £1 and the evenutal collapse of the business.

Most importantly, Olly's scoops, stories and investigative features played a large part in Sir Philip coughing up £363 million for the BHS pension scheme...


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