Itv Takeover Rumours (ITV)

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06-08-2020
To be fair I don't think anyone would attempt a hostile takeover
04-08-2020
One day we may have takeover, but in mean time it is rinse and repeat they take it down then let it fly 54.42p was hitting its low so time to reload till they shoot it down again. This I do not believe is a falling knife company just one with a massif shareholder who is prepared to use his holding to control the share price. Don't borrow to buy shares as time frame is in hands of market.
03-08-2020
It is a while I since posted here, but I bought some ITV this morning, hope I have done the right thing, but they looked cheap at 54.44p The Sunday Times article didn't really say a lot, recommending 'avoid' at a time when the market has few buyers is a bit rich. At the start of the year, ITV were still top of the takeover list. Well in the last few months it is now about 60% off it's January price. Am I catching a falling knife, well we will see on Thursday. Good luck all.
Redistribution of shares from the weak? As soon as supply is exhausted these will be repriced. That or we’ll see a takeover. Just wonder how much ITV will be worth. 120p?
01-08-2020
Agreed Corby3, any takeover talk would certainly see a big correction to the very weak ITV share price. Plus any bid could lead to a bun fight, much the same as what happened with SKY. ITV have a lot of content that other big players may want. Are we fooling ourselves or is a bid around the corner? Who knows, I truly hope so. "A management buyout could be an option." This would be one way that the BOD could defend a low ball bid.
31-07-2020
They have 20% of the shares at their disposal to short ... then rinse and repeat. The RNS tells you nothing. It suits Liberty Global as they have a floor set on their investment with this arrangement and it gives them options should they wish to make a takeover move.
Remember that ITV popped up to 90p after the March crash, without any hint of takeover or even a decent update. Anything positive from next weeks update or anything positive on the virus will push the stock higher. The idea that you’ll be able to buy for 70p is for the birds. To takeover cheaply you’d need institutional support, and you’re unlikely to get that.
GS would need 29.9% not 50% when they would have to make an offer - UK Takeover Code rules.
29-07-2020
For a price offered what percentage of shareholders have to vote in favour of a takeover in a PLC in order to allow it to proceed? 50.1% of higher?
23-07-2020
Indeed, Rupert Murdoch delivered for his shareholders while Stephen Murdoch (Micro Focus - spit) has destroyed shareholder value by personal greed. Anyway, Rupert Murdoch family's fortune is close to $19.8 billion with most of that in cash from the takeover - nice if some of that made it's way over here.
ITV has been a fecking takeover target for as long as I remember. The first time those rumours surfaced Ken Barlow was the Coronation Street paper boy. Murdoch is as old as Father Time himself and Simon Cowell is full of wind, piss and botox. If ITV ever get taken over, which is just more wishful thinking, it won't be by any of those mentioned.
Corbs..there has been talk on the street of the Murdoch's wanting to gain revenge for their failed bid of years ago. Old Rupert is still as sharp as a razor and his daughter Elizabeth is an Anglophile and the story goes that she has put a light under Rupert regarding ITV and a takeover. Considering these people were stopped from buying it once because they owned BSKYB, that no longer applies. With a bombed out share price and ITV's studios and Britbox, it really looks quite attractive. That isn't the end of the chatter on the street, another name cropped up in dispatches, none other than a Mr Simon Cowell, it all sounds like drivel until one looks at the bigger picture. This is not me ramping ITV, I would have a job against Goldman's manipulation. But it is food for thought.
12-07-2020
ITV is such a takeover target! Hence why it's been voted number 1 takeover target in Europe for last 4 years. Https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-15/itv-named-as-top-m-a-target-in-europe-for-fourth-year-running
08-07-2020
I know it's old talk but I say a takeover bid by the end of the year. And first offer will flood out a second suitor.
04-06-2020
Maybe not but it is a takeover target.
25-05-2020
"The word on the street is that major shareholders of ITV have been sounded out by tech giants Apple, Amazon and Netflix about a possible takeover." https://www.standard.co.uk/business/market-report-buzz-in-square-mile-as-us-suitors-eye-itv-takeover-a3448306.html OK, I know, it's from 2017 before you say it.
24-05-2020
Can't see any takeover this side of the Pandemic and Brexit.
I believed that ITV will be takeover at some point. But there is absolutely no prospect of any takeover at this valuation (ITV) until there is clarity over future advertising revenues - now the problem is two fold Brexit and the Pandemic. Both need to be resolved and their long impacts on ITVs business measured. ITV also has a high level of debt which I suspect will soon be downgraded to junk status - could Liberty’s takeover of NTL/Telewest repeat itself?
"The absence of a long-speculated bid for ITV Plc hasn’t deterred merger and acquisition desks from naming the U.K. broadcaster as Europe’s most likely takeover target for a fourth year in a row." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-15/itv-named-as-top-m-a-target-in-europe-for-fourth-year-running
07-05-2020
Not banking on a takeover, but hoping yes.
Always know it’s bleak and a bad situation when you’re banking on a potential takeover that may never come, especially in this climate. That said I’ll be looking to pick some up at 65 for some value.
Thanks for your kind reply Stag, and also thanks for the information. I've been invested in ITV for a good few years mate, bought in @178p, with dividends banked, need 160p to break-even. I'm like a lot of investors I need a takeover to get out of this mess. Any other information would be most welcome mate. Cheers.
06-05-2020
goldfinger..Nige.Tlob.Boix..the share price is bombed out, you can bet that there are people looking at it as a takeover. It is known in the industry that ITV is a sitting target, however this virus has made things even more precarious for ITV. Brexit stopped it, now the Covid recession, but it will happen. I doubt it would go for 120p, analysts recently have said that at less than 192p a share, there would be asset strippers or a management buyout, in other words a bidding war. Strong dollar, QE, Brexit have made it bargain basement. I also heard from a good source that when these were down at 50p in March, a client purchased several hundred million out of the money call options expiring in 2021. The beauty of derivatives is the huge plays don't affect the sp..GS are well known holders of derivatives but I am not saying it is them, I don't know as the derivatives market is very secretive.
09-04-2020
I doubt you will see any takeover bids until lockdown is over but this is certainly moving higher from very oversold conditions.
30-03-2020
C7..the sp is beaten down, the company looks vulnerable to a takeover. Like millions of others I am indoors and have watched more ITV than in many years, every programme with ads, so they are taking cash from advertisers.
24-03-2020
Agree specks..a bit rich to cancel the dividend, I was looking forward to it in my bin. With little volatility ITV isn't even a decent day trading stock at the moment, however it is a sitting target for a hostile takeover. IMO there will be some serious people watching this at a Mkt Cap of £2.36bn or $2.72 bn, ITV are too cheap to ignore and I have never felt more certain that a bid will come as soon a bit of normality returns..
CC, I agree, a bit rich to cancel the dividend, I was looking forward to it in my bin. With little volatility ITV isn't even a decent day trading stock at the moment, however it is a sitting target for a hostile takeover. IMO there will be some serious people watching this at a Mkt Cap of £2.36bn or $2.72 bn, ITV are too cheap to ignore and I have never felt more certain that a bid will come as soon a bit of normality returns..
18-03-2020
Funny now it’s only worth £2.6bn the takeover rumours have gone very quiet on this one
10-03-2020
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05-03-2020
Same here guys, big market over reaction yet again. I keep taking the dividends that brings my average purchase price down year after year, that one day will show me a profit. A takeover may happen one day just for the ITV content, that is where I see the value. Who wants it? A big player?
ITV beat it’s own targets. Net Debt dropped by £123 from £927 million to now stand at £804 million. Advertising is forecast to drop 10% in April because of the coronavirus. Of cause the corrupt market will just focus on the negative and mark the shares down. ITV will keep the dividend for this year and next at 8p. Takeover looms.
ITV beat it’s own targets. Net Debt dropped by £123 from £927 million to now stand at £804 million. Advertising is forecast to drop 10% in April because of the coronavirus. Of cause the corrupt market will just focus on the negative and mark the shares down. ITV will keep the dividend for this year and next at 8p. Takeover looms.
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