Posts tagged: The Sunday Times

Charlton Athletic backer said to be putting together multi-million pound bid for The Daily Telegraph, reveals The Sunday Times

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 10:26 am

Tucked away in The Sunday Times Prufrock column was an item that caught little old Betaville's eye.

The diary piece suggests Marc Boyan, a media entrepreneur that recently bought a stake in Charlton Atheltic football club, is interested in buying The Daily Telegraph. ..


Weekend review: BP and, er, that's it...

Monday, 18 September 2023, 12:59 pm

There weren't too many deal stories in the British Sunday newspaper sections this weekend but there was one piece that caught little old Betaville's eye in the Saturday business section of The Times.

Emma Powell, who writes the Tempus column in the The Times, suggested BP, which last week saw its chief executive Bernard Looney step down amid allegations, could now be vulnerable to a takeover bid. Below is a link to her piece:..


The posh dog food company, Sky News and the deal...

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 5:25 pm

I see old Mark "The Kleinmanator" Kleinman of Sky News, a former collegue during our time on The Daily Telegraph's city desk, dug out a scoop earlier this week about Butternut Box, Europe's largest posh dog food maker.

Below is a link to Kleiny's "scoop" about an investment in Butternut Box from General Atlantic that valued the business at around £500 million:..


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RARE ALERT: ASOS said to ... - Part 11

Monday, 7 August 2023, 7:36 am

Tucked away in the back of Oliver "Shahsy" Shah's business comment column in yesterday's The Sunday Times was a line about what retail billionaire Mike Ashley might do next at Asos, the London-listed fashion retailer.

Loyal readers will know that Frasers Group, the retail giant controlled by Ashley, has been building up a sizeable shareholding in fashion retailer Asos, which late last year received a takeover approach from Turkish firm Trendyol...


The Genteel Hustler returns ... - Part 2

Monday, 10 July 2023, 5:42 pm

The Genteel Hustler is returning to national newspaper business journalism.

Genteel, also known as Will Turvill, has just been snapped up by chums and colleagues at The Sunday Times business section, and will be covering media amongst other things.

In case you don't recall, Genteel picked up his moniker during our time working on the Mail on Sunday's business section for his extremely polite but persistent story-hustling style...


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RARE ALERT: Kingswood Holdings said to ... - Part 2

Monday, 6 March 2023, 6:10 pm

Hat tip to Adam McNestrie.

Little old Betaville's first ever outside editorial contributor saw one of his recent stories confirmed this morning.

Today, Aim-listed Kingswood Holdings, an independent financial advisor consolidator, said it has retained advisers from corporate finance house Houlihan Lokey to work on a sale of its UK operations. Below is the link to the statement:..


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:..