Posts tagged: Daily Mail

The Daily Mail's ten takeover targets...

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 6:45 am

With so much (attempted) dealmaking taking place at the moment the Daily Mail's business section has decided this morning to wheel out a list of ten London-listed companies it believes could be vulnerable to a 'foreign predator'.

Now, when reading through the list of Daily Mail takeover targets it struck me that there were a few companies that have already appeared in these pixels before...


Brummer on BT Group

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:38 am

Veteran City columnist Alex Brummer has this morning dedicated most of his column in the Daily Mail to the BT Group bid rumour that been circulating the London market for the last four years (at least)...


Elon Musk may launch Twitter bid, claim reports

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 8:24 am

There has been plenty of coverage over the last few days about Elon Musk's stakebuilding in Twitter and what it could mean for the micro-blogging website.

Several newspapers, including the Daily Mail, even went so far to report rumours that he may interested in launching a hostile takeover. Below are the links to their articles:..


Chelsea FC on the block; Abramovich said to be seeking £3 billion, according to reports

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 6:06 pm

You know the rumours about a potential sale of Chelsea FC are serious when the venerable Wall Street Journal finally decides to get on the story.

The WSJ has just published a piece claiming Roman Abramovich is seeking takeover bids for Chelsea FC, which has won the European champions league twice, ahead of the Russian tycoon being hit by financial sanctions. Below is the link:..


FT Alphaville editor rumoured to be offski - sources - Part 2

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 8:11 am

Lord Rothermere's announcement about the departure of Geordie Greig as editor of the Daily Mail wasn't the only big media industry news story announced yesterday.

The super talented Izabella Kaminska, the editor of FT Alphaville, announced on Twitter her formal departure from the venerable Financial Times, thereby confirming a tale on, er, little Betaville from a couple of weeks ago. Below is the link if you don't recall:..


Private equity stalking Babcock International, reports the Daily Mail

Saturday, 21 August 2021, 4:26 pm

Intrepid Daily Mail hackette Francesca Washtell has landed a line about a possible takeover of Babcock International, Britain's largest defence contractor.

Washtell reports in her market report column that there are rumours two private equity groups are "sniffing around" Babcock and that's the reason why the company's shares have been performing so well recently. Below is a link to Washtell's excellent column:..