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# Takeover

This year
# process
Man United bidders cleared for next stage of takeover - reports
Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani and British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe are both keen on buying the club.
# Takeover
'I think that's probably impossible' - Schmeichel says United too big for fans to be in control
The Old Trafford legend also defended the decision to set up a luxury lounge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Last year
# Twitter
Musk says he's 'not super worried' as #RIPTwitter trends and more employees quit
Hundreds of staff are reported to have rejected Elon Musk’s invitation to sign up to “intense” work on a “hardcore” Twitter.
Concerns have been raised that the platform could struggle to stay online as many people tasked with its maintenance leave the company.
#RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitter have been trending on the platform as users also consider leaving the site.
The Twitter CEO tweeted that he was not worried about the resignations as "the best people are staying."
Musk gives workers deadline to decide if they will be ‘part of the new Twitter’
Musk tells staff to brace for ‘difficult times’ as he warns of Twitter’s demise
# Takeover
Twitter starts rolling out paid subscriptions as UN calls for human rights to be respected
Musk’s takeover of Twitter has caused controversy in recent days.
# Consortium
Two Irishmen leading an American-backed plan to save Worcester Warriors
These are worrying times for the beleaguered Premiership club.
# Takeover
Sri Lanka protesters refuse to leave president’s palace until he vacates office
The presidential palace was a free-for-all today after protesters stormed it.
# Job Done
Derby County takeover completed
The deal with Clowes Developments has been finalised, the club’s joint administrators have announced.
# Takeover
Elon Musk addresses Twitter staff, targets 1 billion users and a website 'you can't live without'
According to multiple reports, Musk also addressed possible layoffs at the company
American businessman Kirchner withdraws offer to buy Derby
Kirchner was named as the preferred bidder in April.
# Done Deal
€38 million Saracens takeover by consortium including Francois Pienaar completed
In October, the English Premiership giants first unveiled the plan.
# Buyout
Southampton takeover by Serbian billionaire completed
Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao has been looking to sell the 80% stake he purchased in Saints in 2017 for several years.
All time
# talking point
Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.
# Probe
Premier League 'improperly influenced' by other clubs in blocking Saudi takeover of Newcastle
A tribunal has been told that top-flight English clubs and beIN interfered with the process.
# Premier League
American group seals takeover of Burnley, acquiring 84% stake
The deal should give Sean Dyche much-needed funds ahead of the January transfer window.
# Takeover
Cork City vote overwhelmingly in favour of selling club to owner of Preston North End
A supporters’ trust established in 2007 has controlled the club since the beginning of the 2010 season.
# League of Ireland
Cork City set to vote today on €1 takeover bid by Preston North End owner
The Foras board of management and the club’s administrative staff have both publicly backed a yes vote.
# Sold
Bolton Wanderers back from the brink as takeover deal completed
The League One club had been given 14 days to find a buyer or face extinction.
# Investment
Ex-Sligo, Bohs, Dundalk and Galway manager involved in Limerick takeover
Belfast native Sean Connor is representing a group in ‘advanced talks’ to buy the SSE Airtricity League club.
# Takeover
Belgian group Mediahuis to buy Independent News and Media for €145.6m
A number of different companies had been rumoured to buy the media group.
# Takeover
Team Sky renamed Team Ineos after being bought out by Britain's richest man
The controversial cycling outfit has secured backing from the owner of chemical giants Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe.
# caffeine coalition
Coca-Cola to buy coffee chain Costa in deal worth over €4 billion
The soft drink giant said this gave it a way into the hot beverage market.
# Takeover
Doherty scores twice for leaders Wolves on good night for Irish players in the Championship
Matt Doherty, Ryan Manning and Enda Stevens all scored in wins for their Championship sides this evening.
# xavier niel
French billionaire buys majority stake in Eir
The transaction is expected to be completed early next year.
Conservative Koch brothers to buy Time Inc for $2.8 billion
Time revealed in October that it was focusing less on magazine journalism and more on digital.
# Takeover
End of the Mike Ashley era? £300m bid reportedly tabled for Newcastle United
Amanda Staveley’s consortium has made the offer for the Premier League club.
# Takeover
Boxing company co-founded by Daniel Kinahan to receive 'large up-front investment' after buyout
MTK has signed a number of big name boxers since it was established.
# Name in lights
Conor McGregor is getting his own film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jose Aldo
It will be directed by Gavin Fitzgerald, who was Director of Photography for the RTÉ TV series ‘The Notorious’.
# European Commission
Facebook fined €110 million for providing false information on WhatsApp takeover
The social media giant said that any errors it made were not intentional.
# Takeover
'We were effectively sold a pup': UTV Ireland staff on their 2 years of 'pointless efforts'
Looking back over the past 24 months, former staff say they are proud of what they achieved at the channel.
# Retail
'It's not just about silly glasses' - How Tiger Ireland is plotting its next phase of expansion
The Irish offshoot of the Danish brand plans to target Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny next.
# food and drink
Irish banana giant Fyffes is being taken over by one of Japan's biggest companies
The Sumitomo Corporation will pay just over €750m for the Dublin-based fruit supplier.
# clearout
Former Manchester City CEO Garry Cook among high-profile staff let go by UFC
The lay-offs come in the wake of the multi-billion-dollar sale of the organisation in July.
# Takeover
Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships
Ben Forsyth and Leah McCourt both won gold.
# Takeover
Will VR become more ubiquitous than the smartphone? This man seems to think so
The founder of Oculus VR believes that VR and other similar devices will be more commonplace than smartphones today.
# Takeover
Denis O'Brien's empire just got a little bit bigger - Topaz has bought out Esso
The deal is rumoured to be worth in the region of €70 million.
# Takeover
Next week's UFC Dublin card will be broadcast live and free-to-air in Ireland
Both Setanta Sports and 3e will show the event, which takes place at the 3 Arena on 24 October.
# big business
Ireland's biggest pharmacy chain looks set to buy out McCauley's Chemists
McCauley’s are the largest independent pharmacy chain in the country.
# Money matters
An Arsenal legend is fronting a €200m takeover bid of Aston Villa
Tony Adams is part of a group aiming to take control of the club from Randy Lerner.
# Takeover
Africa's richest man is interested in buying out Arsenal
Aliko Dangote hopes to purchase the Gunners having failed in an attempt back in 2010.
# expensive willie
Willie Walsh is earning a massive €7.9 million a year with IAG
The airline group’s chief executive has seen his salary increase by 500% since 2012