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Liam Gallagher: Oasis ‘offered £100m for reunion tour but Noel turned it down’

Liam Gallagher: Oasis ‘offered £100m for reunion tour but Noel turned it down’

Entertainment
Liam Gallagher claims Oasis was offered £100m for a reunion tour but his brother Noel vetoed the idea.The siblings parted in 2009 but Liam, 47, has repeatedly hinted that he wants the band back together. Noel, 52, has so far resisted.Liam tweeted: "We've been offered 100 million pounds for a tour still not enough for the greedy soul oh well stay young LG."Minutes earlier he had written: "Wahey we're getting back together" and that "rich as f***" Noel was "doing it for nothing" while Liam being "desperate" is doing it for the cash. Advertisement He signed off on the tweet with the customary "LG". Both brothers have been successful following the break-up of Oasis. More from Oasis Liam has rec
Sorrell’s S4 Capital raises £100m to fund Google agency deal

Sorrell’s S4 Capital raises £100m to fund Google agency deal

Business
The marketing services mogul Sir Martin Sorrell will this week unveil a £100m share sale to fund another wave of takeover deals as his new venture edges closer to a £1bn valuation.Sky News has learnt that S4 Capital, which Sir Martin launched last year following his departure from WPP Group, will announce to the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning the launch of a placing and open offer. City sources said part of the proceeds of the fundraising will be used to finance the takeover of Firewood, the largest marketing agency in Silicon Valley.Founded in 2010 and employing more than 300 employees in the UK, Ireland, Mexico and the US, Firewood specialises in digital creative campaigns for clients including Facebook, VMWare, cloud software provider Salesforce, LinkedIn and the navigation ap
Fortress joins race for £100m Majestic estate

Fortress joins race for £100m Majestic estate

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor The US investment giant Fortress‎ has joined the £100m race to snap up Majestic Wines' store estate.Sky News has learnt that Fortress is vying with rival bidders including OpCapita to acquire Majestic's physical retail assets as it pursues a strategy to focus on its Naked Wines digital platform. Fortress is a ‎surprising name to enter the frame, given that it owns few retail assets in Europe.City sources said on Sunday that the firm had hired Royal Bank of Canada to advise on its interest in the Majestic business.Earlier this month, Sky News revealed that OpCapita, which owned Comet prior to its collapse in 2012, is among a small number of potential bidders for the estate.
British Steel in talks about £100m government loan

British Steel in talks about £100m government loan

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor The UK's second-biggest steel producer is seeking an urgent £100m‎ government loan after Theresa May's failure to pass a Brexit deal left it frozen out of an EU-wide carbon trading scheme.Sky News has learnt that British Steel, which directly employs 5000 people, is in talks with Whitehall about securing the emergency funding within weeks. Ministers have drafted in the professional services firm KPMG to advise them on the talks‎, which have been going on for several weeks, insiders said this weekend.Greg Clark, the business secretary, has been briefed about the situation.British Steel is understood to face a cash-flow shortfall as a consequence of the European Union's (EU) decision not to allocate UK-based companies their usual pe
Mitie plots £100m raid on giant Interserve arm

Mitie plots £100m raid on giant Interserve arm

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor The outsourcing group Mitie is this weekend plotting an audacious ‎takeover bid for the biggest division of rival Interserve just hours after it endured a brief skirmish with administration.Sky News can reveal that Mitie is drawing up plans to offer Interserve's new owners - a consortium of banks and hedge funds‎ - roughly £100m for its support services unit. The support services business carries out facilities management work for the government and numerous private sector clients in the UK and the Middle East.If completed, a deal would create a company employing close to 100,000 people in the UK, making it one of the country's biggest private sector employers.Around 40,000 of Interserve's 45,000‎-strong ...