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Washington Post for sale as Jeff Bezos plans to buy NFL team: Reports

The Washington Post is reportedly up for sale as billionaire Jeff Bezos is rumored to sell the left-leaning newspaper in order to finance his plans to buy the NFL team Washington Commanders.

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The Washington Post is reportedly up for sale as billionaire Jeff Bezos is rumored to sell the left-leaning newspaper in order to finance his plans to buy the NFL team Washington Commanders.

Quoting a source with firsthand knowledge of the matter, The New York Post reported, that the Washington Post is courted by at least “one logical suitor”, who intends to submit a proposal. The source, however, declined to identify the potential buyer.

Another newspaper buyer and seller claimed that they heard “rumors” that Bezos might be looking to sell off the newspaper.

However, the Amazon founder’s spokesperson has issued a statement, denying the rumors of a possible sale.

A journal spokesperson, which is owned by News Corp, the same corporation that owns the New York Post, also denied the alleged sale.

In its report, the New York Post claimed that Bezos, who bought the Washington Post for $250 million in 2013, was ‘looking to clear the way’ to get the Commanders from embattled owner Dan Snyder.

The Washington Commanders, who have won three Super Bowls, lifting the Lombardi Trophy in 1983, 1988 and 1992, are viewed by potential investors as a sleeping giant franchise in a major market.

Reports say that Bezos may have trouble striking a deal with Commanders’ owner Dan Snyder, who reportedly is not a big fan of the billionaire’s newspaper and is still irate about the Washington Post’s series of disclosures exposing the toxic management culture of the NFL team.

The expose had reported that Commanders’ bosses, including Dan Snyder are allegedly responsible for enabling sexual harassment.

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The New York Post report added that Front Office Sports reported that Snyder has hired Bank of America, which “continues to court Bezos — even if there are indications that Snyder doesn’t want to sell” to the billionaire.

Apparently, the Commanders accepted first-round bids from potential buyers last week, but Bezos, who supposedly has been in negotiations with Jay-Z to form a buyout partnership, wasn’t one of them.

Bezos has publicly stated that owning a newspaper was never his goal. In order to ensure financial stability and spur online expansion, the Amazon founder was persuaded to purchase the Washington Post by its former owner Donald Graham in 2013.

The billionaire has said multiple times that football is his favorite sport.

Despite experiencing expansion quickly under Bezos with massive coverage, Washington Post apparently planned to lose money in 2022 after years of profits as circulation dwindled after the end of the Trump administration.

In November, Jeff Bezos, in an interview with CNN, said he plans to donate the majority of his wealth to charitable causes within his lifetime.

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Adani, Torrent compete to purchase Gujarat Titans from CVC Capital

The probable sale of the Gujarat Titans, with the lock-in period coming to a close, will therefore be a defining moment in the changing face of IPL investments.

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The Adani Group and Torrent Group are currently negotiating a deal with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners to offload a controlling stake in the Indian Premier League franchise Gujarat Titans. According to sources, close to the development, reports say CVC Capital Partners will be looking to sell a majority interest while retaining a minority share in the franchise.

This becomes important because it is aligned with the end of the lock-in period by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which restricts any new teams from selling stakes until February 2025. The three-year-old franchise Gujarat Titans is reportedly worth $1 billion to $1.5 billion. CVC Capital Partners had paid ₹5,625 crore for the franchise in 2021.

A source close to the development pointed out that IPL franchises have attracted many investors’ interest since the league has proved an asset with a good reputation for money-making capabilities and cash flows. This growing interest of investors embodies the financial value and stability that come with the IPL franchises.

Gautam Adani, who owns teams in the Women’s Premier League and UAE-based International League T20, is understood to be one of the serious buyers. In 2023, Adani’s group won the Ahmedabad franchise in the WPL with a bid of Rs1,289 crore, the highest offer. His interests in this potential deal signal his commitment to expanding his footprint in the cricketing world.

Arvinder Singh, COO of Gujarat Titans, exuded confidence in the financial future of the franchise. He said the team was confident of turning profitable in the next media rights cycle, referring to even the original ten IPL franchises that took four to five years to turn profitable. He added confidently that the Gujarat Titans would not only turn profitable but significantly enhance in brand value.
 
This surging interest of investors in it is evidence of the growing financial attractiveness of IPL franchises, driven by healthy revenue streams and an increasing global footprint. The probable sale of the Gujarat Titans, with the lock-in period coming to a close, will therefore be a defining moment in the changing face of IPL investments.

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PayTm share price slips 2 per cent over SEBI warning

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The share price of PayTm fell by nearly 2 per cent on Tuesday following a warning from the the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

PayTm’s parent One 97 Communication had got SEBI’s administrative warning letter on some transactions involving the PayTm Payments Bank during fiscal year 2021-2022. The bourses reacted strongly leading to PayTm shares falling by 1.88% to Rs 460.80 per share on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

SEBI said it had noted the violation with concern and said these matters are being viewed very seriously. The regulator warned the company to exercise caution going forward and improve compliance to rules to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The markets regulator added that failure to comply with rules may force it to invoke enforcement actions as per the law.

In its response to SEBI, PayTm said in a media release that it has always followed listing regulations, as well as any change to these rules over time. The company said it would keep up its commitment to maintain and follow high standards of compliance. Paytm said it intends to provide an adequate response to SEBI on this matter.

PayTm said it has always followed Regulation 23 along with Regulation 4(1)(h) of the SEBI Listing Regulations, without including any change made to these rules over time. Paytm added that the letter from  SEBI has no influence on its finances, operations or other activities in any way.

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Zomato, Swiggy hike platform fee by 6% 

After the hike, the platform fee would be Rs 6 per order from an earlier Rs 5 per order.

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The food delivery majors, Zomato and Swiggy, have recently increased their platform fee by 6 per cent for food orders initially in Delhi and Bengaluru.

The food giant is currently charging in the national capital and IT hub, Bengaluru, the platform fee is distinct from delivery fee, goods and services GST, handling charge and restaurant charges.

After the hike, the platform fee would be Rs 6 per order from an earlier Rs 5 per order. Gradually, the higher platform fee is expected to roll out to other cities as well.

Notably, this fee is applicable universally to all food orders, irrespective of customer enrollment in loyalty programmes offered by both food giants. The charges directly contribute to the companies’ revenue streams and cost management efforts. The platform fee goes to the food aggregators to apparently control costs and increase revenues.

In April, they charged Rs 5 per order, but now it’s been increased by Rs 6 per order. That’s a 20% increase in fees for food delivery. This change in their strategy to adjust the price in a market as they expand their services.

Increase in platform fees, impacting how much customers pay for their food deliveries across the board. When customers order food using the app, they will notice different charges, besides the platform fees. These include delivery fees, handling fees, GST (Goods and Services Tax), and charges from the restaurant.

The charges earned by the platform, directly go to the food delivery app, helping to manage all expenses and boost their wages. The food delivery platform aimed to make between Rs 1.25 to Rs 1.5 crore per day through the fee, the app charges.

In August last year, Zomato introduced platform fees of Rs 2 per order for the first time. In October, they raised their platform fees from Rs 2 to Rs 3 in most and in major cities. Additionally,  Zomato is a quick commerce platform.

According to reports, Zomato stock reached its highest price of Rs 232 on the Bombay Stock Exchange. This achievement has made Zomato founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, a billionaire. The company has experienced a strong upward trend over the past years, driven largely by the expansion and success of its quick commerce subsidiary in Blinkit.

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