Posts tagged: Apple

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...


Manchester United on the market, reveals Sky News - Part 3

Friday, 25 November 2022, 10:00 am

Now the Manchester Evening News come up with its own Manchester United takeover tale.

The billionaire Amancio Ortega is interested in buying Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

In case you don't know, Ortega controls the Zara fashion empire. Below is the link the piece by the Manchester Evening News:..


Something for the weekend: big blocks of tech stocks on the block...

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 9:53 am

Investors were scratching their heads on yesterday afternoon after Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley started to offer extremely large tranches of shares in some of the biggest technology and media companies in the world to anybody who was interested at a big discount.

The move sent some big name tech and media shares tumbling in late afternoon trade, with Discovery Communications collapsing 27pc and Viacom tumbling 25.6pc. Below is a link to Reuters story on the move:..


Fantasy M&A from the Telegraph: Apple to buy Land Rover, Melrose to buy Unilever and ....

Thursday, 2 January 2020, 10:46 am

Having worked as a financial hack for the last fifteen years I guess it wasn't too hard to predict there will be plenty of "prediction" pieces at this time of the year.

How else you do fill a newspaper, website or Bloomborg terminal during a news vacuum at the end/beginning of the year?

Perhaps the most bizarre prediction piece came from Matthew Lynn, a business columnist for The Daily Telegraph, my former employer...


Tesla should be takeover target for a European car maker, Apple or private equity, argues Telegraph writer

Saturday, 1 June 2019, 2:35 pm

Sitting in the office on a sunny Saturday afternoon gave Betaville a bit of time to go through the newspapers properly - and in doing so I stumbled across this rather fantastical column in The Daily Telegraph by Matthew Lynn.

In a piece entitled "Time for someone in Europe to step up and snap up Tesla" Lynn dedicates a whole column to the idea that Tesla - the controversial car company led by even more controversial Elon Musk - should be bought...


When "old" becomes new news - part 2

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 12:00 am

Old deal stories that haven't made into the public domain yet are clearly becoming super fashionable in the mainstream business press.

Today the venerable Financial Times ran a piece about how a mid-level executive at Apple floated the idea of purchasing Time Warner in a meeting with another mid-level executive. Here is the link to the FT piece:..