Posts tagged: The Guardian

Private equity stalking Babcock International, reports the Daily Mail

Saturday, 21 August 2021, 4:26 pm

Intrepid Daily Mail hackette Francesca Washtell has landed a line about a possible takeover of Babcock International, Britain's largest defence contractor.

Washtell reports in her market report column that there are rumours two private equity groups are "sniffing around" Babcock and that's the reason why the company's shares have been performing so well recently. Below is a link to Washtell's excellent column:..

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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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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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The dealmaker, the bank and the missing skyscraper series - UPDATE

Friday, 18 August 2017, 7:55 am

Credit Suisse has failed to get a Norwegian tycoon's claim thrown out of the High Court court and could be heading for a messy trial with plenty of juicy disclosure.

Court moles have got in touch with Betaville to inform this website that on July 11, 2017 the Honourable Justice Teare dismissed Credit Suisse's attempt to "strike out" with summary judgement Brova's multi-million claim over the Hertsmere House fiasco...

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Pro-European City types cook up new British advocacy group / political party - part 5

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:48 am

Splashed across the front page of today's The Guardian is a story about how Open Britain - the advocacy group chaired by PR supremo Roland Rudd and backed by Tory MP Anna Soubry - is urging pro-remain voters in 20 seats held by prominent Brexit-supporting MPs to oust their incumbent but vulnerable representatives in parliament. Here is the link:..

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Ruddy

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:15 am

It's great to see a former colleague flourishing in his new (ish) job.

Graham "Ruddy" Ruddick was a graduate trainee when I was working the markets and M&A beat at The Daily Telegraph a few years ago. ..

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