Posts tagged: Bloomberg

Betaville Intelligence

UNCOOKED ALERT: Covestro AG said to ... - Part 4

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 4:05 pm

I see arch rivals at Bloomberg have followed up little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert from earlier today with their own installment on the long-running takeover saga of the German chemicals company.

According to Bloomie, Covestro AG is "close to granting the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company access to in depth due dligence in expectation of an improved takeover bid".

Below is a link to the Bloomberg story and also little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert:..


Sidara said to weigh John Wood Group takeover, reveals Bloomberg

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 12:24 pm

I see arch rivals at Bloomberg have got to the bottom of the John Wood Group takeover story little old Betaville has been chasing over the last few months.

According to Bloomie, privately-owned Dubai firm Sidara is considering an acquisition of John Wood Group, which has come under pressure from its shareholders in recent months. Below is a link to the Bloomie scoop:..


The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, the boutique investment bank firm and, er, insert anything they are both involved with here... - the series returns - Part 7

Friday, 15 March 2024, 7:02 am

Reports emerged overnight in the Financial Times and Bloomberg that Redbird IMI may now be looking to offload The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator after British parliamentarians moved to block the sale of the titles to the Redbird IMI investment vehicle backed by the United Arab Emirates. Below is a link to the FT piece:..


Vimeo said to draw takeover interest from Bending Spoons, reveals Bloomberg

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 7:10 pm

Arch rivals at Bloomberg decided to run the Vimeo takeover rumour that has been circulating the European markets over the last couple of weeks.

According to Bloomie, Italian mobile app developer Bending Spoons is consdering a takeover of US-listed video hosting company Vimeo and has been talking to banks about doing the deal. Below is a link to the scoop:..


Blackstone said to be considering takeover bid for L'Occitane, reveals Bloomberg

Monday, 5 February 2024, 6:36 pm

Hacks at Bloomberg have dug out another decent scoop about Hong Kong-listed skin care group L'Occitane.

According to Bloomberg, the private equity giant has been considering preliminary due diligence as it evaluates a potential offer while also considering the possibility of teaming up with L'Occitane’s billionaire chairman Reinold Geiger on a buyout...


LondonMetric in £4 billion merger talks with LXI REIT, reveals Bloomberg - Part 2

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 5:28 pm

So, it turns out it wasn't Bloomberg that broke the story about LXI REIT's £4 billion merger talks with LondonMetric.

It was, in fact, React News that broke the story 15 minutes before Bloomie pumped out their own version.

Hat tip, then, to React News for landing the scoop and apologies for attributing it to our arch rivals at Bloomberg...