Posts tagged: The Wall Street Journal

Johnson & Johnson in talks to buy Shockwave Medical for over $10 billion, reveals the Wall Street Journal - Part 2

Friday, 5 April 2024, 12:10 pm

The Wall Street Journal was bang on the money with its recent scoop about Johnson & Johnson move on US-listed medical device maker Shockwave Medical.

The terms of the deal have just been announced and I have pasted the link below if you want to real all of the details of the transaction:..


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Interpublic Group of Companies Inc said to ... - Part 2

Monday, 25 March 2024, 8:51 pm

So, it would appear Barron's (owned by the The Wall Street Journal) has attempted to follow little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert about the Interpublic Group of Companies.

It's a bit of a strange article. Initially, the Barron's story attempts to pour cold water on little old Betaville's UNCOOKED Alert but at the same time argues little old Betaville might be barking up the right tree. Talk about sitting on the fence!..


Exxon Mobil close to purchasing Pioneer Natural Resources for around $50 billion, reveals the Wall Street Journal - Part 2

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 12:11 pm

Exxon Mobil has just formally announced the $60 billion all stock takeover of Pioneer Natural Resources.

So, take a bow hacks at the Wall Street Journal. They may be rivals but they nailed the Exxon Mobil - Pioneer Natural Resources takeover scoop not once but twice. Below is the link to the final announcement:

Below is the link to the press release:..


Smurfit Kappa in $20 billion merger talks with WestRock, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 3:47 am

Hacks at the Wall Street Journal have dug out the first big post summer deal scoop.

The WSJ revealed overnight that Smurfit Kappa, which is one of Europe's largest packaging companies and listed on the FTSE 100 index, is in talks to merge with US rival WestRock to create a $20 billion paper and packaging giant...


Choice Hotels International in talks to buy Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 11:24 pm

The Wall Street Journal has just delivered another stateside takeover scoop.

Choice Hotels is in talks to buy rival Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as part of a deal to create a budget hotel giant, according to the WSJ.

Talks are said to be early stage, reports suggest. Below is a link to the WSJ tale:..


Amazon said to weigh takeover bid for AMC Entertainment, reveals The Intersect

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 10:34 pm

It's good to see independent bloggers leading the way again on the deals beat.

Earlier today Joel Bel Bruno, a Hollywood beat reporter, broke the story on his Substack hosted newsletter The Intersect about how Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has asked his advisers to explore an acquisition of AMC Entertainment, the US-listed cinema chain...


Public Storage makes $11 billion hostile offer for Life Storage, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Monday, 6 February 2023, 6:51 am

All paper 'unsolicited' takeover offers are pretty rare.

So, little old Betaville tends to sit up and take notice when one emerges, which is what happened overnight when the Wall Street Journal broke the news about Public Storage offering $129 a share for rival Life Storage.

The move comes after an earlier offer by Public Storage was rejected. Below is a link to the Wall Street Journal story:..


When The Genteel Hustler met The Kleinmanator...

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 12:55 pm

A fascinating interview has just been published in the Press Gazette.

The interviewer is The Genteel Hustler, otherwise known as Will Turvill, an incredibly polite but very persistent young hack. The interviewee is The Kleinmanator, otherwise known as Mark Kleinman, City Editor of Sky News and one of the most profilic merger and acquisition scoopsters working in UK media. Below is the link to the piece:..