Posts tagged: Mail on Sunday

Sunday review - Mike Ashley, Peter Hargreaves and one of Betaville's former employers...

Sunday, 20 January 2019, 6:44 pm

Once you get past the acres of Brexit coverage there were some decent business jackanories knocking about in the Sunday papers today.

One story that caught Betaville's eye was a tucked away on page 2 of the Mail on Sunday's business section about how Mike Ashley is planning to hire new PR "experts" to look after his "growing retail group". Below is a link to Neil Craven's article:..

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Quelle Surprise: Gatwick Airport sold...

Thursday, 27 December 2018, 1:37 pm

Apologies for the lack of posts in the last few days. Betaville has been enjoying a few days of merrymaking and eating chocolate.

Anyway, on arriving back at my desk this morning I was presented with the news that Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and friends have sold some of their shareholdings in Gatwick airport to French firm Vinci for an estimated £2.9 billion...

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H&M chairman back in the market...

Friday, 16 November 2018, 7:20 pm

So, after a hiatus of several months Stefan Persson, the chairman of Hennes & Maurtiz, was today adding to this year's mammoth share purchase.

The Swedish billionaire squire - who owns vaste swathes of Britain's West Country - has this year spent almost $1 billion on buying shares in the company his father founded 71 years ago but today he added another 5.46 million shares to his shareholding, according to Bloomberg...

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Sunday review - the old business editor, er, the new business editor and the estate agency merger...

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 6:43 pm

So, farewell Iain Dey, who until yesterday was the business editor of The Sunday Times, a newspaper Betaville regularly writes for.

Iain and Betaville first worked together back over a decade ago when The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph decided to merge their respective business reporting teams. Below is a scoop we broke together during that period:..

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Sunday review

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 9:18 pm

There weren't too many M&A scoops in the business sections this weekend but having worked for The Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Telegraph I know how some weeks it can be extremely tough digging out humdinger deal jackanories. They are a bit like buses - you wait for ages and then suddenly three come along in one go...

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