Posts tagged: Evening Standard

Mocado -Part 3

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 7:30 pm

I see Betaville's friends over at the Evening Standard's business section have followed up this NM Rothschild conflict of interest line and landed up a rather juicy scoop in the process.

Indeed, Russ Lynch dug out the fact that Rothschild banker Nigel Higgins, the soon-to-be chairman of scandal hit Barclays, was in fact working for John Lewis/Waitrose on an almost identical deal just a few months ago...

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Mocado...

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 7:24 pm

Mocado, Markado and Ocamark. These are just some of the monikers being used to describe the latest Marks & Spencer / Ocado joint venture tie-up.

Anyway, hat tip to the Evening Standard's Russell Lynch for smoking out the latest iteration of the deal with his scoop today in the paper about the impending transaction. Below is a link to Russell Lynch's piece in case you missed it:..

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Mike Ashley said to be in the frame to buy...everything - Part 5

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 10:54 pm

Tucked away in the Evening Standard's business section is a story from Laura Onita about how Mike Ashley's holding company has organised a £907 million revolving credit facility.

It was good a spot in the Mash Holdings's Companies House filings from the up-and-coming hackette and got Betaville pondering on why the maverick entrepreneur had organised such a big credit line...

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How modern day journalism works: the Evening Standard scoopette, the governor of the Bank of Engand and the BBC...

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:24 pm

Any financial hack that has been around for over a decade in the UK market knows things have changed dramatically.

But the recent reporting of Mark Carney's potential extension to his term as the governor of the Bank of England demonstrates how ridiculous the situation has become.

Let's start from the beginning: the Evening Standard's excellent diary column runs a piece about how Mark Carney had been asked to stay on for a year by the Treasury. Below is a link:..

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English back on top form in 2018 - part 2

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 7:58 pm

Betaville realises that Simon English over at the Evening Standard often gets a plug on these pixels but it really is for a good reason. Indeed, English's latest column is laugh out loud funny and thoroughly insightful. Do give it a read when you have a spare moment. I have pasted the link below:..

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English back on top form in 2018

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:58 am

Regular readers know well that there is nothing more Betaville likes to do than break an M&A scoop.

But from time to time Betaville also likes to read other columns from top journalists and curate their work on this website.

And yesterday one of Betaville's favourite City writers was back on top form for the first time this year...

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The activist, the Evening Standard columnist and the top of the market...

Friday, 1 December 2017, 6:41 pm

It's been ten years since Sir Christopher Hohn (then just Chris Hohn) launched a viscious activist campaign against ABN Amro by calling for the dismissal of its chief executive and a sale of the business. That move ultimately led to takeover approaches from Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland. And we all know what happened next.....

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The leaving party, the Premier League football club and the £220 million takeover bid...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 11:42 pm

Hat tip to Russell Lynch. Betaville stumbled across the hack's cracking scoop in today's Evening Standard business section about a Turkish tycoon's £220 million potential bid for Newcastle United Football Club on the way to, ironically, a leaving party for a hackette that's about to join the great newspaper.

Here is a link to Lynch's piece in the Evening Standard:..

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