Posts tagged: Sky

More M&A on the way in Britain post Brexit deal, top fund manager tells the Telegraph

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 9:16 am

Tucked away in the back of the business section of my old employer - The Daily Telegraph - are some rather interesting comments from Gervais Williams, the respected fund manager, about the prospect of a pick up in dealmaking.

Williams, who runs the Diverse Income invesmtent trust - told Richard Evans, a rather nice former ex-colleague who writes the Questor column- that London-listed companies are at "unusually attractive valuations"...

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RARE ALERT: 21st Century Fox said to ...

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 10:36 pm

21st Century Fox has appointed a powerful shareholder solicitation firm amid speculation it is preparing to launch a final "knockout" offer for Sky.

According to sources claiming to be familiar with the matter, Rupert Murdoch's media group - which has already struck a deal to sell the majority of its assets to Walt Disney Corporation for $52 billion - has mandated Georgeson to sound out Sky shareholders about whether they are willing to support its £14.00 a share offer for Sky...

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Sunday review - GlobalData, Sky and, er, Scott's

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 8:30 pm

Sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of days I have been rather busy doing some freelance work for my chums at The Sunday Times.

Indeed, diligent followers of my work might have noticed I had a few jackanories in today's business section, including one on financial news giant the Mergermarket Group, publisher of Debtwire and Dealreporter...

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Murdoch in first major UK M&A deal post Brexit with £220 million talkSport buy; Sky next?

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:00 am

Perhaps those (I have to include myself here) predicting a slowdown in UK M&A post Brexit spoke too soon.

News Corp - the publishing company controlled by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch - has just announced it is purchasing Talksport-owner Wireless Group for £220 million. Here is a link to the regulatory news service announcement:..

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