Posts tagged: Amazon

Ocado may be a takeover target for Amazon, reports The Times - Part 2

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 10:28 am

Ocado shares are currently up around 43pc at pixel time.

There has been no confirmation, yet, of Dom Walsh's takeover story in today's The Times so little old Betaville assumes there could be a bit of short squeeze going on here, especially as Ocado is one of the most shorted stocks in the London market.

According to data provider, around 6.1pc of Ocado's stock is on loan to short sellers. Below is a link to


Amazon said to weigh takeover bid for AMC Entertainment, reveals The Intersect

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 10:34 pm

It's good to see independent bloggers leading the way again on the deals beat.

Earlier today Joel Bel Bruno, a Hollywood beat reporter, broke the story on his Substack hosted newsletter The Intersect about how Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has asked his advisers to explore an acquisition of AMC Entertainment, the US-listed cinema chain...


Manchester United on the market, reveals Sky News - Part 8

Monday, 20 February 2023, 9:43 am

Hat tip to Jamie "Nimmers" Nimmo of The Sunday Times.

Yesterday, the intrepid hack dug out a corking line about Elliott's interest in providing the financing to bidders interested in purchasing Manchester United.

According to the original piece by Nimmers, activist hedge fund Elliott would be interested in lending to any potential Manchester United purchaser and also taking a minority stake in the Premier League football club. Below is a link to Nimmers's scoop:..


Manchester United on the market, reveals Sky News - Part 4

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 9:19 am

Amazon is latest US technology giant to have been touted as a bidder for Manchester United, the US-listed Premier League footbal club.

Well, that's according to football focused The Athletic, which is now owned by the New York Times. So, below is an updated list of runners and riders rumoured to be participating in the Manchester United auction:

1. Amancio Ortega, founder and chairman of Inditex, owner of Zara...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Audioboom Group said to ... - Part 4

Monday, 14 February 2022, 7:50 am

I see the old Mark "the Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News last night popped up with his own version of the Audioboom story, suggesting both Amazon and Spotify are both considering takeover offers for the Aim-listed podcasting business. Below is the link:


Clayton Dubilier & Rice weighs £5 billion plus takeover bid for WM Morrison Supermarkets, reveals Sky News - Part 2

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:06 am

Commentators, journalists and analysts were out in force this morning adding their two pennies worth to the weekend's most exciting corporate news event, airing all sorts of (potentially wild) speculation about rival offerors for WM Morrison.

For excample, George MacDonald, executive editor of Retail Week, turned up on Dominic O'Connell's BBC Radio 4 slot this morning to talk up the chance of Amazon mounting a counter bid...