Goldman Sachs revealed the stocks most popular with the nearly $2 trillion hedge fund industry. The so-called VIP list has outperformed the S&P 500 this year.» Read More
Goldman Sachs revealed the stocks most popular with the nearly $2 trillion hedge fund industry. The so-called VIP list has outperformed the S&P 500 this year.
Virgin chief executive Richard Branson made his debut as a female flight attendant this weekend, donning a stewardess' uniform and serving drinks to passengers after he lost a bet with a fellow airline magnate.
LONDON, May 8- Tom Mockridge, who worked closely with Rupert Murdoch in more than 20 years at News Corp, is to take over at Virgin Media, pitting the two men against each other in a battle for British pay-TV viewers.
Loeb's Third Point Offshore fund was helped by bets on Yahoo Inc. and Greek government bonds in April, according to the note. Other winning trades included a Japan macro position, insurance company American International Group and Japan Tobacco.
LONDON, May 1- Credit Suisse named Marisa Drew and Ewen Stevenson to jointly lead its European investment banking business, following the departure of Jamie Welch to a client. Drew worked on deals including U.S. cable group Liberty Global's $15.8 bln acquisition of British cable group Virgin Media.
April 29- Virgin Media Inc:. For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies: Reuters Eikon users, click on RCH/US Reuters 3000 Xtra users, double-click RCH/US Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Liberty Global built 12.65 pct stake last month. BRUSSELS, April 26- Private equity firms Cinven. Ziggo shares fell 4.1 percent to 26.7 euros on Friday, although they were still around 40 percent above their flotation price on the Amsterdam stock exchange in March 2012.
Delta Air Lines said government spending cuts and weak demand from vacationers are hurting revenue this month.
*Liberty Global, Kabel Deutschland decline to comment. FRANKFURT, April 17- U.S. cable company Liberty Global is preparing a takeover offer for Kabel Deutschland, Manager Magazin reported, sending shares in Germany's biggest cable company higher.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Liberty already tied up with $15.75 bln Virgin Media deal. AMSTERDAM, March 28- Cable operator Liberty Global extended its reach into the Netherlands by buying a 12.65 percent stake in Ziggo for 632.5 million euros, prompting speculation it might eventually make a full bid.
March 19- Liberty Media Corp will buy a 27 percent stake in Charter Communications Inc, signaling Chairman John Malone's return to his roots in cable television and a renewed appetite for consolidation in the sector. Chief Executive Greg Maffei said Liberty sees opportunities in U.S cable and that low interest rates made the deal attractive.
Liberty Media is close to buying a 25 percent stake in cable operator Charter Communications for about $2.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, says there will be no changes to the strong and successful business of the recently acquired Virgin Media.
Here are a handful of stocks to watch if small-cap and mid-cap mergers accelerate in 2013. TheStreet.com reports.
“All went from being benign to pernicious in one week,” said Jim Cramer. “Is that possible?”
Vodafone moved closer to a possible 10 billion-euro bid for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland by hiring long-time banker Goldman Sachs to advise on options, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
*Vodafone looking at fixed assets in Europe. FRANKFURT, Feb 19- Vodafone moved closer to a possible 10 billion-euro bid for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland by hiring long-time banker Goldman Sachs to advise on options, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
*Vodafone talking to bankers on Kabel D deal- sources. PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 18- Vodafone's interest in Germany's biggest cable company Kabel Deutschland could foreshadow more fixed network acquisitions, notably in Spain, as it tries to keep up with tightening competition in Europe.
LONDON, Feb 8- The technology, media and telecoms sector has seen the busiest start to a year in terms of M&A deals since the height of the dot.com boom in 2000, giving a boost to boutique banks which are increasingly winning work as advisers.