Alan Green joins the UK Investor Magazine Podcast to discuss the key themes in UK markets and explore individual equities.
This week we look at the takeover offers for Entain and the wave of cash being deployed in the takeover and buy outs of UK companies. We then look at junior explorer Caerus Minerals.
Entain is the latest UK company to be subject to takeover interest from a US entity. In this case it’s mergers and acquisitions activity as the interested party is DraftKings. DraftKings has made a £16.4bn offer for the owner of Ladbrokes which saw Entain shares soar and pulled up the prices of other gambling shares on hopes of more interest in sector.
William Hill was acquired by US-based Caesars in a near £3bn deal and Entain would be the latest UK gambling company snapped as the US gambling market develops.
We look at the wider trend of US interest in UK companies and question the ramifications for Uk equity in the rest of 2021.
Caerus Minerals has avoided the downturn in mining shares and we look at the merits of the company and their operations in Cyprus.