Manchester United sent Chelsea and Real Madrid takeover warning: This must NOT happen

Reports emerged on Monday claiming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was interested in buying a controlling stake in Manchester United of £3billion. Bin Salman is one of the richest men in the world, said to be worth a staggering £850bn. But former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan says a takeover of this kind would not […]

Crossover Takeover: Nissan’s Compact Cars Leave Europe Indefinitely

Nissan is ending sales of its last two compact cars in Europe and Russia, citing a the growing demand for crossover vehicles as the reason. The automaker stopped producing the Pulsar hatchback for Europe in June and says it will end production of the Almera sedan in Russia later this year. Both models are the sister car […]

Shares in one of Britain’s biggest coffee chains surge 20% after Coca-Cola announces $5.1 billion takeover

Daniel Berehulak / Getty US beverage giant Coca-Cola will buy British coffee shop chain Costa in a surprise acquisition. Costa, which is currently owned by Whitbread, is being sold for £3.9 billion ($ 5.1 billion). Coca-Cola currently has no presence in the coffee market, and wants to use the deal to expand into the space. […]

Arsenal FC supporter Jeremy Corbyn slams American tycoon’s full takeover of club

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at American billionaire Stan Kroenke’s plans to take full ownership of Arsenal FC, and declared his solidarity with the Arsenal Supporters Trust’s bid to thwart the proposals. Corbyn, an Arsenal fan, has added his voice to supporters’ anger at Kroenke buying the 30-percent stake of the club’s second-largest […]

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power confirms takeover talks with fantasy sports company FanDuel after landmark US ruling

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for FanDuel Paddy Power Betfair confirms takeover talks with US fantasy sports startup FanDuel. Talks are ongoing and a deal is not guaranteed. The talks come after a landmark ruling from the US Supreme Court on Monday that opens the door for legalised sports betting in the US. LONDON — Irish bookmaker […]

Silicon Valley Finale Recap: Can Pied Piper Survive a Hostile Takeover?

It’s another Silicon Valley season finale, which means Richard is once again in danger of losing everything. But the man does grow a nifty beard, doesn’t he? Richard celebrates the launch of his decentralized PiperNet by donning a truly dorktastic Peter Pan costume and tooting away on a flute. But just two months later, the […]

EU approves Bayer’s $62.5bn takeover of GMO & pesticide giant Monsanto

Germany’s Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its multi-billion-dollar purchase of Monsanto. The mega-merger is expected to reshape the agrochemicals industry. Read more The deal will create a giant company with control of more than a quarter of the world’s seed and pesticides market. The European Commission said Bayer had addressed its concerns […]

Ubisoft fights off takeover by entertainment giant Vivendi

Ubisoft is finally free of Vivendi. The entertainment titan behind the Universal Music Group and Dailymotion kept buying more and more Ubisoft shares since 2015 to the point that it became the video game publisher’s largest stakeholder. While Vivendi said that it was only interested in a seat in Ubisoft’s board, the video game publisher […]

Theatre Royal Haymarket sale: After #MeToo, all-female group's takeover bid gains momentum

It was announced earlier this month that the venue’s 68-year lease is to go on sale, with the freehold currently owned by the Crown Estate. Bossy, the group set up by Jonna Blode Hanno and Laura Thomasina Haynes, boasts 13000 members on Facebook and set up a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to take over […]