Posts tagged: The Sunday Times

ITV and Lord Grade-backed Miroma Ventures eye multi-million pound takeover bids for Channel 4, reveals The Sunday Times, er, on a Saturday...

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 2:47 pm

Hat tip to my old Mail on Sunday mucker Jamie, "Nimmers", Nimmo for landing a great tale about ITV weighing a takeover bid of Channel 4.

Jamie's scoop also has a line about how Miroma Venture - which is chaired by Lord Grade, the former boss of the BBC and chairman of ITV, and run by entrepreneur Marc Boyan - is also looking at Channel 4. Below is a link to the tale:..

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Former business editor of The Sunday Times leaves BBC Radio 4; rumoured to be heading to Murdoch's Times Radio... - Part 2

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:09 am

It would appear yesterday's business media gossip aired on these pixels was bang on the money.

Today Times Radio has issued a press release confirming O'Connell's appointment from the BBC. Below is the link:

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2021/10/dominic-oconnell-joins-times-radio-as-business-correspondent/..

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Former business editor of The Sunday Times leaves BBC Radio 4; rumoured to be heading to Murdoch's Times Radio...

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 8:02 pm

So farewell Dominic O'Connell, the BBC Radio 4 buiness editor, who today leaves the broadcasting giant.

Little old Betaville had the pleasure of working with O'Connell in his latter years as business editor of The Sunday Times.

It may, though, not be too long before the quick-witted Kiwi is heard on our airwaves again. The talk is O'Connell is heading to the new (ish) The Times radio station, presumably to present on, er, business matters.....

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UNCOOKED ALERT: J Sainsbury said to ... - Part 3

Monday, 23 August 2021, 10:05 pm

Sainsbury's shares closed up around 15pc at 340p following the The Sunday Times "scoop" about Apollo going for the supermarket instead of Morrisons.

The thing is: there has been no confirmation from Apollo that it is consdering an offer.

Betaville assumes that for the moment Apollo's interest is simply not that serious, so doesn't warrant the typical confirmation required under Takeover Panel rules...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: J Sainsbury said to ... - Part 2

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 9:10 am

Rivals at The Sunday Times have this morning gone big on the prospects of Apollo taking a 45-degree right hand turn and launching a multi-billion pound bid for J Sainsbury instead of Morrisons. Below is a link to this morning's business splash "scoop" from retail hack Sam Chambers:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bidders-train-guns-on-sainsburys-sh8228nst..

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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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True Potential eyes $2 billion Spac deal after JP Morgan buys Nutmeg, reveals the Evening Standard

Friday, 18 June 2021, 8:47 am

Jim "Armo" Armitage, the Evening Standard City editor, has dug out a top corporate scoop this morning.

The soon-to-be new The Sunday Times business editor is a proper grafter and today that hard work appears to have paid off with a tale about wealth manager True Potential appointing Credit Suisse to work on a SPAC merger deal. Below is a link to Jim's piece:..

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