Posts tagged: Sky News

Pizza Express owners said to weigh counterbid for Wagamama The Restaurant Group, reveals Sky News

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 9:09 pm

The old Kleinmanator has managed to edge out little old Betaville by getting to the bottom of the The Restaurant Group counterbid tale.

Kleiny, also known as Mark Kleinman of Sky News, has just revealed that the owners of Pizza Express, who include Bain Capital Credit and Cyrus Capital Partners, are weighing up whether to make a counter offer for The Restaurant Group after it recommended a £500 million takeover from Apollo, the US private equity firm...



Monday, 10 July 2023, 6:11 pm

Ping! An email arrives from "strategic communications advisory group" (also known as a public relations firm) H/Advisors.

One of the authors is Neil Bennett, now "global co-chief executive of H/Advisors". Bennett also managed to get a slot on Ian King's Sky News show to talk about his firm's findings from its "research" into leaks...


Apax sniffing around Alliance Pharma, reveals Sky News

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 7:36 am

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman, City Editor of Sky News, is on a bit of a run of good form.

Earlier this week Kleimanator, a former boss and colleague during our time working on The Daily Telegraph, together smoked out Liontrust's interest in purchasing ailing Switzerland-listed asset manager GAM Holding. Below is a link to his scoop story and the confirmation:..


Macquarie said to be considering £5 billion plus M&G takeover bid, reveals Sky News - Part 3

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 4:28 pm

Some curious comments have emerged from down under about the Macquarie - M&G takeover situation.

"There are so many speculated transactions. So we wait and talk about them once they are actually done."

That's what the boss of Macquarie, Shemara Wikramanayake, said at the Australian Financial Review Business Summit in Sydney yesterday...


Manchester United on the market, reveals Sky News - Part 8

Monday, 20 February 2023, 9:43 am

Hat tip to Jamie "Nimmers" Nimmo of The Sunday Times.

Yesterday, the intrepid hack dug out a corking line about Elliott's interest in providing the financing to bidders interested in purchasing Manchester United.

According to the original piece by Nimmers, activist hedge fund Elliott would be interested in lending to any potential Manchester United purchaser and also taking a minority stake in the Premier League football club. Below is a link to Nimmers's scoop:..