Posts tagged: Sky News

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Banco de Sabadell said to ... - Part 7

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 6:53 am

After threatening to launch a hostile takeover for Banco de Sabadell via the Spanish media a week ago, BBVA, Spain's second largest bank, has actually now launched a hostile offer for its smaller rival.

BBVA has formally filed an all share offer in a voluntary tender that has similar terms to its previous bid for Banco de Sabadell. Below is a link to the Bloomberg report on the filing:..


Barrick Gold is a potential counter bidder for Anglo American, suggests Kleinman in City AM

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 9:03 am

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News has been on a bit of roll in recent weeks (although not sure he can claim the bragging rights for the Banco de Sabadell takeover bid story - wink wink) so I thought it might be worth pointing out some of the most interesting nuggests from this week's City AM column...


Blackstone preparing £1.2 billion counterbid for Hipgnosis, reveals Sky News

Saturday, 20 April 2024, 10:50 am

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News has just popped up with a decent scoop about how Blackstone is weighing tabling a counter bid for Hipgnosis, the London-listed owner of songs by Blondie, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Kaiser Chiefs.

According to Kleiny, Blackstone has already table several offers for the Hipgnosis Songs Fund, including one offer at 82p a share and another at 88p. Below is a link to the Sky News report:..


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UNCOOKED ALERT: DS Smith said to ... - Part 8

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 5:16 pm

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News has just popped up with a cracking new line on the DS Smith takeover talks.

According to the Kleinmanator, International Paper is considering launching a £5 billion counter offer for DS Smith.

The move comes amid UK-listed Mondi's talks to purchase DS Smith, first revealed by little old Betaville, to buy its rival for around 373p a share to create a £10 billion packaging giant...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Equals Group said to ... - Part 3

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 10:21 pm

Loyal readers might recall that little old Betaville smoked out takeover interest in London-listed payments company Equals Group from US private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners late last year when this website published an UNCOOKED Alert about the bid speculation surrounding the company.

Below is a link to Betaville's original UNCOOKED Alert in case you don't recall:..


Waterstones owner said to plot £700 million takeover bid for Currys, reveals Sky News

Saturday, 17 February 2024, 10:05 am

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News has just popped up with a cracking Saturday morning scoop.

Elliott Advisors - the activist investor that owns British book chain Waterstones - is plotting a takeover bid for London-listed Currys, the electrical goods retailer, according to Kleiny, a former colleague during my time on the The Daily Telegraph.

Below is a link to the Kleinmanator's scoop in case you want to read the whole thing:..


Frasers Group in talks to buy Matchesfashion, reveals Sky News

Saturday, 16 December 2023, 8:33 am

Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman, City Editor of Sky News, is up early with a decent scoop about Mike Ashley's Frasers Group.

According to Kleiny - a former colleague during our time working on The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph - Frasers Group is in talks with private equity firm Apax about buying Matchesfashion, the online upmarket fashion retailer...