Financial Times To Go German?
With Pearson Plc deciding to sell the Financial Times, William Hill have opened a book on who the favourites are to take on the paper. Axel Springer is the 6/4 favourite with Bloomberg 2/1 second.
Other names in the running are News Corporation and Alexander Lebedev (both at 10/1) and the Barclay Brothers at 12/1.
“The British consortia will no doubt be sniffing around the FT however, we think it is a lot more likely that the paper will be sold off to the Germans or the Americans,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Who will buy the Financial Times: 6/4 Axel Springer; 2/1 Bloomberg; 10/1 News Corporation; 10/1 Alexander Lebedev; 12/1 Barclay Brothers; 25/1 Scott Trust; 25/1 Northern and Shell; 33/1 Trinity Mirror; 33/1 Daily Mail and General Trust; 50/1 Reuben Brothers; 100/1 Alan Sugar; 100/1 Donald Trump; 100/1 Bernie Ecclestone; 100/1 Richard Branson
[Image credit: An edition of the Financial Times Deutschland (Germany) is seen at a shop in Frankfurt August 28, 2012. (Reuters)]