Posts tagged: Frasers Group

Where is maverick Mike on Superdry?

Saturday, 3 February 2024, 8:32 am

Hat tip to Isabella Fish of The Times for effectively smoking out Julian Dunkerton's plans to take Superdry private.

Superdry was yesterday forced to confirm Dunkerton's move after Isabella's story about stakebuilding from First Seagull AS, a Norwegian hedge fund. Below is a link to Superdry's confirmation:..


Frasers Group in talks to buy Matchesfashion, reveals Sky News

Saturday, 16 December 2023, 8:33 am

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman, City Editor of Sky News, is up early with a decent scoop about Mike Ashley's Frasers Group.

According to Kleiny - a former colleague during our time working on The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph - Frasers Group is in talks with private equity firm Apax about buying Matchesfashion, the online upmarket fashion retailer...


PrettyLittleThing founder said to be weigh multi-billion pound takeover bid for TopShop, reports The Times

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 6:30 pm

Hat tip to Isabella Fish, the new (ish) retail editor at The Times.

Tucked away in her piece about Shein, the Chinese retail giant, registering an interest in purchasing TopShop from Asos was an almost more interesting line about Umar Kamani putting together a rival bid by forming consortium with Middle Eastern investors to buy the fahsion brand. Below is a link to Isabella's story:..


Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: ASOS said to ... - Part 20

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 9:36 am

So, Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has upped its stake further in online retailer Asos to 22.8pc whilst also increasing the shareholding in rival digital fashion firm Boohoo to 15.1pc.

The dual stakebuilding does raise questions about whether Ashley, a well-known gambler, is ultimately plotting a bid for both companies.

Little old Betaville, though, assumes one of these stakebuildings could be a head fake.....


Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: ASOS said to ... - Part 15

Saturday, 26 August 2023, 9:17 am

Little old Betaville suspects it won't be too long now before Mike Ashley's Frasers Group becomes the largest shareholder in ASOS.

That's because yesterday Frasers Group disclosed once again that it had been accumulating more stock in the London-listed online fashion retailer.

According to regulatory filings, Frasers Group now owns 19.3pc of ASOS. Below is the link to yesterday's announcement:..