Posts tagged: Blackstone

Betaville Intelligence

UNCOOKED ALERT: Adevinta ASA said to ... - Part 3

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 9:34 am

So, Norwegian media group Adevinta ASA has finally confirmed the details of the EURO 14 billion takeover offer from a consortium led by American private equity house Blackstone. Below is a link to the details of the deal:


WPP rumoured to be a takeover target for Blackstone and Silver Lake, reports Kleinman in City AM

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 7:44 am

The old Kleinmanator is on fire!

This morning Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News reveals in is City AM column that WPP, the FTSE 100-listed advertising giant, has been at the centre of takeover rumours, suggesting American private equity firms Blackstone and Silver Lake are the two firms interested in buying the business. Below is the link to his piece:..


Betaville Intelligence

UNCOOKED ALERT: Adevinta ASA said to ... - Part 2

Friday, 22 September 2023, 10:07 am

I see Adevinta has confirmed little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert about the takeover rumours.

Off course arch rivals at Bloomberg are trying to claim the scoop because the financial media behemoth published its tale last night about Blackstone and Permira's interest a couple of hours before Adevinta released its statement. Below are the relevant links:..


The spinner, the rainmaker and the podcast ... - Part 2

Monday, 3 April 2023, 1:53 pm

So, perhaps Merve Metcalfe of Dean Street Advisors has a point after all.

His interview about cheap valuations and take privates of British conmpanies on the Powerscourt Friday Fix podcast series went out on a Friday and by Monday morning American private equity giant Blackstone had announced the £500 million purchase of London-listed property company Industrials REIT.

Metcalfe, though, doesn't appear to have any involvement with that deal...


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg - Part 3

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 8:30 pm

Perhaps Betaville was being too snarky about Dealreporter's Ubisoft Entertainment tale.

A loyal reader points out that the Dealreporter piece reveals the Guillemot family, who founded Ubisoft in 1986, is assessing doing a deal with a private equity firm.

That fact is extremely important because the Guillemot's were viewed a possible impediment to a takeover following an approach several years ago at a much higher price...


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg - Part 2

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:40 pm

You might be wondering why Ubisoft Entertainment's shares have spiked almost 10pc this afternoon.

Well, it's because Dealreporter have just pumped out their own version of the takeover tale that was first aired by Bloomberg a few days ago.

Dealreporter's story is somewhat after the horse has bolted but the the topline from Betaville's erstwhile employer is:..


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg

Monday, 25 April 2022, 8:19 am

Betaville is rather grumpy this morning.

That's because arch rivals at Bloomberg scooped little old Betaville on a story I was chasing late last week.

The tale was about French video games publisher Ubisoft Entertainment, which is attracting takeover interest from a variety of buyers.

According to hacks at Bloomberg US buy-out giants Blackstone and KRR are two of the big private equity funds circling Ubisoft...


Bloomberg reveals Blackstone, Florentino Perez/Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA, Global Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield all said to consider EURO 15 billion takeover bids for Italy's Atlantia

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 12:21 am

So, it looks like rivals at Bloomberg have nailed the Atlantia scoop about the Italian airport to toll roads owner and operator.

According to the news agency there are several parties circling the business including American private equity giant Blackstone, Canadian firm Brookfield and Global Insfrastructure Partners, the specialist infrastructure fund that invested in Gatwick Airport...