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Monday 21 December 2009
The Guardian may now be housed in fancy offices near Kings Cross, complete with their own theatre, but its spiritual home is Manchester. There, some hundred years after it was founded in 1821, the paper joined forces with the Manchester Evening News. The usually loss-making Guardian was for years subsidised by the profitable afternoon newspaper.
Sunday 28 June 2009
EQT, a Swedish private equity group, is the favourite to win a €500m (£425m) stake in Springer Science and Business Media, a German publishing house.
Friday 19 June 2009
The Beleaguered publishing group Emap, which is owned by Guardian Media Group (GMG) and the private equity company Apax Partners, has been hit by the departure of one of its senior managers, after just a year.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Emap and Incisive Media, the trade magazine publishers owned by private equity giant Apax, are understood to have made surprise profit jumps last year. Retail Week and Local Government Chronicle publisher Emap is believed to have made about £100m pre-tax profit for the 12 months to the end of March, a marginal increase on 2008-09. Turnover was approaching £300m. Incisive, which is struggling with a £400m debt burden, is understood to have made earnings before interest, taxation, debt and amortisation – a key profit calculation – of nearly £50m, up from about £36m in 2007.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
United Business Media (UBM) announced the breakdown of merger talks with Informa last night, as Informa put out a statement confirming an approach from a third party offering cash.
Sunday 04 May 2008
Charterhouse, the private equity owner of the Times Educational Supplement (TES), has emerged as a possible bidder in the £1.25bn race for New Scientist publisher Reed Business Information (RBI).
Monday 14 April 2008
Sunday 23 March 2008
Apax has cooled its interest in the £1.25bn auction for Reed Business Information (RBI), the publisher. Rivals United Business Media and Informa have already indicated that they are not interested in the auction.
Thursday 06 March 2008
GCap, the media group that owns Capital Radio and Classic FM, agreed yesterday to open its books to Global Radio, the radio company that has been stalking it for several months.
Friday 01 February 2008
Global Radio has been given five weeks by the Takeover Panel to make a formal offer for GCap Media or walk away.
Saturday 22 December 2007
Saturday 22 December 2007
In a dramatic U-turn, the board of Emap yesterday agreed to sell its business-to-business publishing unit to Guardian Media Group and the buyout giant Apax Partners for 1bn, at least 300m less than it had been expected to fetch.
Friday 09 June 2006
Palestinian militants vowed today to avenge Israel's assassination of the Hamas government's top security chief, an attack that threatened to ignite large-scale violence between the two sides.
Friday 09 June 2006
After a two-year closure and a £30m refurbishment, the Roundhouse is back in business as a handsomely equipped arts centre. It is marking the occasion with the ultimate in wild reopening parties. Fuerzabruta ("Brute Force") is the creation of a splinter group from the Argentinian company De La Guarda, which gave the venue one of its biggest hits with Villa Villa in 1999.
Wednesday 24 May 2006
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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