Posts tagged: J Sainsbury

The £12 billion supermarket merger, the advisor and the rival...

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:59 pm

I see former The Sunday Times colleague, Simon Duke, is being rather mean to NM Rothschild banker Majid Ishaq in today's business diary in The Times.

Dukey gently mocks Ishaq, the man in charge of advising Asda on its merger with J Sainsbury, for a potential loss of a multi-million pound success fee after it became clear the CMA is likely to block the mega deal. Below is a link to Simon's piece:..


As(s?)bury - part 4

Monday, 7 May 2018, 11:32 am

Now it has become clear why J Sainsbury and Walmart's Asda are attempting to come together: Amazon is having a serious sniff around the UK for a potential acquisition target.

Oliver Shah over The Sunday Times has the skinny on what the giant american tech giant has been looking at, so click on the link below if you missed yesterday's scoop from the intrepid hack:..


As(s?)bury - part 3

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5:53 pm

Betaville assumes the venerable merchant bank NM Rothschild no longer works for long-time client Wm Morrison after emerging as the sole and lead adviser to Asda/Walmart on its £15 billion merger with J Sainsbury...



Sunday, 29 April 2018, 11:50 am

So ... it turns out J Sainsbury is in merger talks with Walmart's Asda to create a £15 billion supermarket giant.

But who "broke" story, arguably one of the biggest UK deal scoops of the year?..