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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Rank Group Plc LSE:RNK London Ordinary Share GB00B1L5QH97 ORD 13 8/9P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -5.00 -2.87% 169.00 168.20 169.00 176.80 168.20 176.80 573,787 16:35:23
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 329.6 -107.3 -16.5 - 792

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
15/7/2011
14:55
Looks like I was the only one that didn't sell out here!
boadicea
11/7/2011
08:26
The farce continues with acceptances now officially reported down to 74.78%, as I foreshadowed above. If ever I saw a clear case for suspension and freezing of all actions pending clarification of the intentions of all parties, this is it! There is, I suppose just a slight chance of the FSA smiting one or other of the parties to this fiasco with a small feather a month or two after it's all over, which, I am sure, will make us all feel a lot better.
boadicea
08/7/2011
21:57
No.......I'm not bitter!......I'm just bloody mad, mad as hell at what has gone on.
loganair
08/7/2011
20:43
......................... but we're not bitter!
killieboy
08/7/2011
19:57
What a con, basically the share holders have given Guoco upwards of £50m to take Rank of our hands. In other words Guoco have got Rank for FREE + been given another £50m on top.
loganair
08/7/2011
19:43
1. Would anyone trust Burke & Co after this fiasco? 2. How much have Goldman made out of it? 3. Is there another U turn on the cards?
killieboy
08/7/2011
13:52
With Goldmans on board I wouldn't trust them. The Telegraph, IC and my own broker say it's better to get out as there are better places to put ones cash.
loganair
06/7/2011
14:43
Possibly to discourage the small private investor to take the 150p Guoco offer. Also on very thin trade. Remember Goldmans are 100% in charge of what is going on here with Rank.
loganair
06/7/2011
14:29
Why is the share price now climbing back over 150p?
boadicea
06/7/2011
14:22
Guoco now at 85.7% of Rank. IMO at least 9 of the 14 major +1% share holders have now sold out to Guoco. Any small private investor who is still yet to Sell, get out while you can still do so, deadline 15th July, other wise shares will almost certainly be delisted.
loganair
06/7/2011
09:10
3/4 page write up in yesterdays Telegraph "Rank's handling of the bid has displayed all the aplomb of a Carry On Film." Except fot the first 8, all the other Carry On Films where made by Rank. First 2 weeks of bid for Guoco to take holding from 41% to 56%, one more week to 66% then a couple of days later to over 80%. Both Telegraph and IC say SELL and invest some where else. Once Rank have recieved all their VAT back (£550mln) will mean that Guoco would have paid nothing for Rank. Goldmans have got Guoco Rank for free at the expense of the small share holders. 29% at around 80p per share with the rest at 150p per share would mean that 100% of Rank will cost Guoco a little under £500mln. In fact Goldmans have valued Rank for Guoco at -£50mln from us, the small share holder or to look at it another way the small share holder has paid Guoco £50mln to take Rank of our hands. I'm counting the pension funds as us the small share holder has it is from us where they get there money from. So this is part Two: Part One - Ian Burke was CEO of Thistle Hotels, taken-over by Guoco with Goldmans advising.
loganair
05/7/2011
13:53
oops - Double posting removed.
boadicea
04/7/2011
16:47
Virtually all the trades today were SELLs. If you haven't already sold, it's time to get-out for pastures new. Goldmans and Guoco have really stitched up the poor old small private investor as we all know that Rank is worth well over 200p per share.
loganair
04/7/2011
08:33
Now I see what's going on, Guoco desperately need to reduce the number of acceptances to get them below the 75% level: Guoco Group owns or has valid acceptances for approximately 85.69% of Rank shares. Guoco Group has also announced that it has received indications of withdrawals of approximately 4.93% of Rank shares which, when taken into account, would reduce the level of Rank shares owned or for which valid acceptances have been received by Guoco Group to approximately 80.76% of Rank shares. IMO Guoco preference would be to hold as close as possible but still be under 75% of Rank. At least 6 of the other 14 major share holders (+1%) must now have sold-out. Depending on how many of the acceptances were from small private investors this figure could be even higher at 10. Again IMO, if the major share holders have sold, it's time to sell if one hasn't already done so. IMO - Goldmans who have been in charge all along are setting a trap for the small private investor and once the offer has closed even though Rank will be worth considerably more the share price will not rise to reflect this as there will be so little free float left.
loganair
04/7/2011
08:25
You couldn't make this up - one day Ian Burke the CEO resigns then literally the next rejoins the board. Plus one day the board say reject the offer, a week later say accept the offer, now a couple of days later say reject the offer. "Ian Burke has rejoined the Board of Rank as Chief Executive and is to become Chairman and Chief Executive on close of the Offer. The Board continues to believe that the Offer substantially undervalues Rank and fails to reflect its underlying value and prospects. The Board believes that Rank shareholders who have accepted the Offer between 17 June 2011 and 1 July 2011 should submit indications of withdrawals. Independent Directors now recommend shareholders reject the Offer."
loganair
01/7/2011
20:55
Guoco now up to 68.1%. At least one of the other major share holders must have sold out to Guoco.
loganair
30/6/2011
09:14
"The Offer will remain open for a further 14 days until 1.00 p.m. on 15 July 2011." So still time to Sell if already not done so.
loganair
30/6/2011
07:38
Apart from Guoco's holdings the 15 holders who hold 1% or more of Rank hold a total of 36%. Therefore if Guoco end up with 60% of Rank would mean that the top 16 holders will hold at least 96% of Rank shares in issue. Why I think at this moment in time Guoco will not reach the 75% delisting is that when they reach 64% they'll own all the Rank shares except those held by the other 15 large 1% plus holders. Why Sell? At any time these 15 holders could make a private deal with Guoco, leaving the small private investors holding a fraction of one percent of shares in Rank which in all intense and purposes will be unsaleable, there wouldn't even be a single MM to sell to and Guoco would have no obligation to buy either.
loganair
28/6/2011
12:16
CEO Ian Burke resigned with immediate effect. A CEO thought highly of. With Goldmans in charge of what's going on here, I wouldn't trust them as they are the shadiest of the shady blood sucking banks living off the blood of other people. I think it's time for all private investors to bail-out as I did last Friday.
loganair
28/6/2011
12:14
the poker game seems to be nearing to an end and Guoco have emerged as winners - they will soon end up with a first class gaming portfolio for a seemingly quite modest price.
guidfarr
28/6/2011
12:04
LATEST 28 JUN @ 1118 HRS - DIRECTOR RESIGNATIONS - followed by statement stating: "Following the announcement by the board yesterday in relation to the offer for the Group by Guoco Group Limited (the "Offer"), Ian and Paddy have expressed to the board their view that, given the feedback received from institutional shareholders since the announcement, coupled with the advice from the Group's brokers' in light of this feedback as to the possible level of acceptances of the Offer, it is now more than likely that the Offer will result in a cancellation of the listing of Rank's shares on the Official List and the admission to trading of Rank's shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities" You just couldnt make it up. I am out of here - good luck to those that remain.
killieboy
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