Posts tagged: Asda

Clipper Logistics said to have received £1 billion takeover approach, according to The Sunday Times

Sunday, 20 February 2022, 12:51 am

Hacks over at The Sunday Times have landed a decent takeover tale about a possible takeover of London-listed online goods company Clipper Logistics, which handles orders for retail chains such as John Lewis, Asda and Asos.

According to Oliver Shah and Sam Chambers, both of The Sunday Times, Clipper Logistics has received an offer from a mystery suitor, which is being advised by NM Rothschild. Below is the link:..


REVEALED: WM Morrison bidder also in the frame to buy Keepmoat for up to £700 million from new Asda owner - sources

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 7:55 pm

You would think bidding for supermarket giant WM Morrison would be enough to keep the uber Wall Street dealmakers at Apollo occupied for a few months.

But Betaville's moles have revealed that Apollo, set up by controversial American financier Leon Black, is also in the running to buy Keepmoat, the homebuilder that sponsors Doncaster Rovers...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said to ... - Part 7

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:21 pm

Betaville was casting around for stories today and stumbled around a curious line around the three-way battle for Signature Aviation, the London-listed private jet operator.

It would appear, according to publicly available financing documents, that Global Infrastructure Partners, one of the firms interested in buying Signature Aviation, is offering to finance its bid in, er, equity. Yes, you heard that right - equity to the tune of $4.6 billion...


Fred Done said to have hired Lazard to work on a £2.9 billion William Hill counter offer, reports The Sunday Telegraph

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 12:56 pm

There are plenty of interesting stories in the British Sunday newspaper sections today, including Neil Craven's piece on the billionaire Issa brothers and their purchase of retail stalwart Asda. Below is the link to Neil's jackanory, which seems to be getting plenty of air time on Twitter this morning:..


As(s?)bury - part 4

Monday, 7 May 2018, 11:32 am

Now it has become clear why J Sainsbury and Walmart's Asda are attempting to come together: Amazon is having a serious sniff around the UK for a potential acquisition target.

Oliver Shah over The Sunday Times has the skinny on what the giant american tech giant has been looking at, so click on the link below if you missed yesterday's scoop from the intrepid hack:..


As(s?)bury - part 3

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5:53 pm

Betaville assumes the venerable merchant bank NM Rothschild no longer works for long-time client Wm Morrison after emerging as the sole and lead adviser to Asda/Walmart on its £15 billion merger with J Sainsbury...



Sunday, 29 April 2018, 11:50 am

So ... it turns out J Sainsbury is in merger talks with Walmart's Asda to create a £15 billion supermarket giant.

But who "broke" story, arguably one of the biggest UK deal scoops of the year?..