Ian Whittaker

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Name: Ian Whittaker
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Vivendi approves SFR sale to Altice for $23 B

Bloomberg reports that billionaire Patrick Drahi's Altice SA has won the bidding war for Vivendi SA's SFR phone businesses, beating Bouygues SA's government-backed offer, among others. The dea is reportedly worth over 17 billion euros or $23 billion. ... [Published Lawyer Herald - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Numericable to issue shares to fund SFR deal

Why Bouygues is unlikely to win SFRIan Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, says that while Bouygues has dialed up its offer to take over Vivendi's SFR business, rival Altice is still in leading position to acquire the unit.Vivendi said on Saturday ... [Published CNBC - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Bouygues Boosts SFR Bid to Take Cash Portion to $21 Billion

(Updates with analyst’s comment in fourth paragraph.)April 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bouygues SA, locked in a monthlong bidding war with Altice SA to acquire Vivendi SA’s French phone unit SFR, sweetened its offer again to bring the cash component to 15 billion ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Daily Mail shares slide as ads disappoint

DAILY Mail and General Trust (DMGT) – publisher of the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday – warned yesterday that its advertising revenue over the last four weeks has fallen seven per cent due to the late Easter hurting advertising.Shares tumbled 7.3 per ... [Published City A.M. - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Teacher recognized for impact at Seneca Valley

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:01 p.m.Updated 11 minutes agoSeneca Valley Senior High School teacher Jim Lucot has made it his business to motivate students to do more.“These kids are all capable of more, and some of them don't realize what they're ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Expert View: WPP, Next and Smiths News

Liberum analyst Ian Whittaker is taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to advertising and branding agency WPP (WPP.L) and reiterated his ‘hold’ recommendation.Whittaker also lowered the target price for the stock to £12.80 form £16.00 over downgrading of improvement ... [Published Wealth Manager - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

Seneca Valley educator finalist for state award

Seneca Valley Senior High School teacher Jim Lucot has made it his business to motivate students to do more.“These kids are all capable of more, and some of them don't realize what they're capable of,“ he said. “I'm very fortunate to do what I do. I'm ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

The Expert View: Taylor Wimpey, Rolls Royce and Rightmove

Investec has upgraded defence and aerospace engineering company Senior (SNRL) to a ‘hold’ but said challenges still remain for 2014.Analyst Thomas Rands upgraded the shares from ‘reduce’ to ‘hold’ and increased the target price from 290p to 300p although ... [Published Wealth Manager - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Jan 23 2014 - Updated Jan 23 2014 - 1 reports

FTSE 100 drops nearly 1% on disappointing Chinese data

The China syndrome seemed to cause a mini-meltdown in stock markets.After drifting aimlessly for much of the day, leading shares in London turned south with a vengeance as Wall Street opened sharply lower.The main impetus - almost brushed away initially ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jan 23 2014]
First reported Jan 23 2014 - Updated Jan 23 2014 - 1 reports

FTSE 100 dips on poor China data and disappointing Pearson and easyJet updates

Leading shares are edging lower in uncertain trading, with mining shares hit by poor Chinese data and disappointing updates from Pearson and easyJet .The FTSE 100 is currently 3.17 points lower at 6823.16, having recovered from a dip to 6811.Pearson is ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jan 23 2014]

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Analyst Ian Whittaker at Liberum Capital Ltd in London said about the merger, "it changes the dynamics a bit -- you've now got four credible quad-play offers in the market. from a vivendi standpoint -- they are now getting out of sfr which is a plus."

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Vivendi approves SFR sale to Altice for $23 B [Published Lawyer Herald - Apr 07 2014]
Numericable to issue shares to fund SFR deal [Published CNBC - Apr 07 2014]
Bouygues Boosts SFR Bid to Take Cash Portion to... [Published Washington Post - Apr 04 2014]
Daily Mail shares slide as ads disappoint [Published City A.M. - Mar 28 2014]
Teacher recognized for impact at Seneca Valley [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Mar 20 2014]
The Expert View: WPP, Next and Smiths News [Published Wealth Manager - Mar 18 2014]
Seneca Valley educator finalist for state award [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Mar 15 2014]
The Expert View: Taylor Wimpey, Rolls Royce and... [Published Wealth Manager - Mar 11 2014]
FTSE 100 drops nearly 1% on disappointing Chine... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jan 23 2014]
FTSE 100 dips on poor China data and disappoint... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jan 23 2014]
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