Posts tagged: Mail on Sunday

Bears creep out of the woods... - Part 4

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10:09 am

Plenty of Fleet Street hacks have jumped on the bear story surrounding The Hut Group, the London-listed e-commerce company also known as THG, in the last few days.

Indeed, the company's problems, including an over 40pc share price collapse over a fortnight, are managing to fill whole front pages and commentary columns this week...

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The hackery merry-go-round continues...

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 10:55 pm

It's been almost eighteen months since Betaville has enjoyed a good old fashioned knees up with fellow hacks (basically alcoholic drinks in a dingy pub in the backstreets of London).

So, it was great to catch up with old colleagues and friends from The Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday tonight for John "The Ridge" Collingridge's leaving do before he heads of to become head of business at The Guardian...

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Ferguson said to have appointed NM Rothschild to find a buyer for £500 million Wolseley UK - sources - Part 4

Monday, 4 January 2021, 11:41 am

The confirmations keep on coming for little old Betaville.

This morning FTSE 100-listed Ferguson announced it has struck a deal to sell plumbing merchant Wolseley to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, whose advisers include Sir Terry Leahy, for just over £300 million. Below is the link to the Ferguson statement:..

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The Squid, the Stock Watch column and the £1.4 billion energy meter bid...

Friday, 11 December 2020, 10:45 am

This morning a consortium of investors led by BlackRock have announced they plan to buy Calisen, the London-listed smart meter company, for £1.4 billion or 261p a share. Below is the link:

https://www.investegate.co.uk/blackrock-alts/rns/recommended-cash-offer-for-calisen-plc/202012110700053526I/..

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Sir Martin said to be cooking up a mega deal... - Part 2

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 8:53 pm

The idea of Sir Martin heading stateside for his next deal might have been a curve ball.

In case you don't recall the excellent Alex Lawson noted in the Mail on Sunday's Stockwatch column a few weeks ago that adman dealmaker was over in the US eyeing up deals ahead of Jo Biden becoming president. Below is a link to the Sunday round up piece I wrote on the topic a few weeks ago:..

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Fred Done said to have hired Lazard to work on a £2.9 billion William Hill counter offer, reports The Sunday Telegraph

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 12:56 pm

There are plenty of interesting stories in the British Sunday newspaper sections today, including Neil Craven's piece on the billionaire Issa brothers and their purchase of retail stalwart Asda. Below is the link to Neil's jackanory, which seems to be getting plenty of air time on Twitter this morning:..

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Hot streak...

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:26 pm

Another week, another scoop confirmed for Neil "Neily" Craven, Deputy City at the Mail on Sunday.

On Sunday the intrepid retail hack revealed in the Mail on Sunday's business section that New Look was heading for a major restructuring by appointing advisers from Deloitte. Below is the link:..

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