Investors Gamble on a Bidding War for William Hill

(Bloomberg Opinion) — It feels a bit soon to declare jackpot. The market is betting on a heated auction after U.K. bookmaker William Hill Plc confirmed a Bloomberg News report of bid interest from buyout shop Apollo Global Management Inc., adding that its U.S. partner, Caesars Entertainment Inc., is circling too.But there must be some doubt over whether a deal really can be done much above the levels investors are hoping for.William Hill stock has settled around 290 pence, about a 70% premium to the company’s share price the day before Apollo submitted a written offer on Aug. 27. That’s …read more

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