Posts tagged: Inmarsat

More M&A on the way in Britain post Brexit deal, top fund manager tells the Telegraph

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 9:16 am

Tucked away in the back of the business section of my old employer - The Daily Telegraph - are some rather interesting comments from Gervais Williams, the respected fund manager, about the prospect of a pick up in dealmaking.

Williams, who runs the Diverse Income invesmtent trust - told Richard Evans, a rather nice former ex-colleague who writes the Questor column- that London-listed companies are at "unusually attractive valuations"...

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RARE ALERT: Inmarsat said to...- Part 3

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 7:21 pm

Arbitrageurs breathed a huge sigh of relief after the Scheme of Arrangement to take Inmarsat private scraped through with just 78.9pc of shareholders giving it the green light.

So who was it that voted against the deal completing?

According to one mole, Norges - the Norwegiant investor that owns around 3pc of Inmarsat - voted against approving the Scheme.

There is also talk a well-known British institutional investor also disapproved although it's not clear why...

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"Chinese walls"...

Friday, 26 April 2019, 6:24 pm

Mark Kleinman's piece about the private equity firms that looked and then ditched a counterbid for London-listed Inmarsat caught Betaville's eye today.

Loyal readers might be wondering why given the central premise of the story is that, er, nothing is happening.

Well, for a start pieces about old deals that never got off the ground can show future intentions, so for M&A watchers these stories can provide vital clues for the mosaic theory...

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RARE ALERT: Inmarsat said to...

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5:01 pm

Private equity firms are said to be circling Inmarsat, the London-listed satellite company.

People claiming to be familiar with the matter said Apax and Warburg Pincus are rumoured to be working on a plan to take Inmarsat private.

However, it's not clear whether the private equity firms have submitted a formal offer to Inmarsat's board - although one person claiming to be familiar with the matter suggested there is speculation an approach may be imminent...

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