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Ben Harrington
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Betaville now at betaville.co.uk
Betaville has moved! We have a brand new website where we will be posting the latest articles. Please find it here: betaville.co.uk

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Daniel Stewart wields the axe - part 2
A little update about the looming cull at Daniel Stewart. I hear between 10 and 15 people were let go yesterday from the stockbroker. And I suspect Daniel Stewart won't be the only broker to be throwing people out over the next few weeks...

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Post Brexit M&A from the WSJ
The venerable Wall Street Journal has just landed a cracking scoop about Mondelez making a multi-billion bid for rival Hershey. Hat tip to those hacks who dug up that jackanory. Here is a link to their piece: http://www.wsj.com/articles/mondelez-makes-takeo...

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Murdoch in first major UK M&A deal post Brexit; Sky next?
Perhaps those (I have to include myself here) predicting a slowdown in UK M&A post Brexit spoke too soon. News Corp - the publishing company controlled by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch - has just announced it is purchasing London-listed Wireless Group for £22...

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Post Brexit M&A from the FT
If your interested in the prospects for dealmaking post the Brexit referendum this (click on the link below) piece from FT hacks is worth a read (if u pay for a subscription or can sidestep the paywall). Enjoy:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7eeb15a2-3dea-11e6-...

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Daniel Stewart wields the axe
There is more gloomy news from London's small cap stockbroking industry. I hear Daniel Stewart, which has seen its shares suspended, has this week begun a major cull, possibly about a third of its work force. Whether this latest purge is connected to Brexit...

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Back on Tip TV talking about Brexit's impact on UK M&A, Wirecard and BioMarin
Here's is a link to today's session on Tip TV with the erudite Zak Mir. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PaqcAMy-fek

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Is the tide turning for Odey the Brexiteer? - part 2
It looks like my story from yesterday was bang on the money. Indeed, just a few hours after I published Crispin got on the front foot and went on the record about his recent strong performance in June and also post the the referendum. In case you missed it,...

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Is the tide turning for Odey the Brexiteer?
Crispin Odey's flagship European fund has had a tough time in the last year or so after the charismatic fund manager made some pretty bold and contrarian bear calls that haven't quite worked out. However, yesterday rival hedgies told me the Odey European fu...

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Cough up or sell up
British traders are going to have to stick their hands in their pockets to keep trading companies, indices and currencies punters over the next few days. That's because brokers and spread betting firms have begun demanding traders and hedge funds stick up m...
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