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    1. August 26, 2015

      Groups race to offload pension liabilities with insurer megadeals

      Companies are racing to do megadeals with insurers to offload their pension scheme obligations, as a looming overhaul...

    2. July 9, 2015

      InternetQ hints at music streaming sale

      InternetQ has hinted at a sale of its music streaming business Akazoo, after spinning it off into a separate unit with...

    1. June 14, 2015

      Marty Bandier, CEO, Sony/ATV: Calling the tune

      Were it not for the long hair he wore in his youth Marty Bandier might have missed out on a car­eer in music...

    2. February 8, 2015

      Guy Hands signals fresh approach for Terra Firma

      Some old-school music company executives are said to have “magic ears”, being able to spot the perfect sound and detect...

    3. February 8, 2015

      Guy Hands in €1bn Terra Firma reboot

      Terra Firma, the British private equity group founded by Guy Hands, is to radically change its approach to investment...

    4. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as...

    5. November 23, 2014

      Terra Firma appoints adviser to consider Four Seasons’ future

      Terra Firma, Guy Hands’ private equity firm, has appointed Blackstone to advise on options for Four Seasons Health Care...

    6. August 8, 2014

      The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt – review

      “I still love rock and roll,” Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon declares at the start of their fifth album. Fans of...

    7. August 1, 2014

      Angus & Julia Stone: Angus & Julia Stone – review

      Australian brother-sister duo Angus and Julia Stone split up in 2010 but reunited when super-producer Rick Rubin got in...

    8. June 20, 2014

      Investment bank chairman Kelly leaves Citigroup

      Ned Kelly, chairman of Citigroup’s investment bank, is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the...

    9. June 10, 2014

      Better life for insurers as pensions megadeals take off

      Another month, another pensions insurance megadeal. Total this week unveiled an agreement to insure three-fifths of its...

    10. March 7, 2014

      Hands switches EMI legal battle to London

      Guy Hands has unexpectedly agreed to transfer his long running lawsuit against Citigroup, over his firm’s ill-fated...

    11. February 12, 2014

      Guy Hands’ star dealmaker asked to leave Terra Firma

      Guy Hands’ plan to transform his private equity business, with the biggest fundraising since he lost a £1.75bn stake in...

    12. January 8, 2014

      Guy Hands doubles salary pot of Terra Firma staff

      Guy Hands doubled the amount of wages he paid to staff last year in an effort to keep his private equity team intact...

    13. November 27, 2013

      Kids who like vinyl would love newspapers

      The biggest surprise about the rise in vinyl record sales is the age of the buyers. A poll by the BPI, the UK music...

    14. October 22, 2013

      The joy of getting copyrights for a song

      What would be the business asset I would most like to own? It seems to me the best copyrights are pretty hard to beat....

    15. October 8, 2013

      Buyout debt returns to pre-crisis levels in US

      The amount of debt in US leveraged buyouts has increased to levels reminiscent of the boom years before the financial...

    16. August 25, 2013

      Pension funds lack de-risking data

      De-risking plans by many defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be hampered by poor quality information, a survey of...

    17. July 12, 2013

      Q&A: UK pension buyouts

      EMI, the British music group famous for signing The Beatles, Coldplay and Queen made headlines again this week – not...

    18. July 9, 2013

      Citigroup sheds a legacy from EMI deal by selling pension fund

      Citigroup has sold EMI Group’s £1.5bn pension fund to the Pension Insurance Corporation, in the UK’s largest pension...

    19. July 5, 2013

      Schumann: Violin Sonatas

      Dating from the early 1850s, when Schumann was hovering on the cusp of madness, these three sonatas are characterised...

    20. May 10, 2013

      Should I take part in my company share scheme?

      My employer intends to introduce a new share incentive scheme for some staff and I will be eligible to participate. I...

    21. May 2, 2013

      Share schemes make pay packages harder to assess

      Are share packages a valuable part of remuneration? A growing number of companies are offering share ownership when...

    22. March 8, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Lucian Grainge

      It’s funny, this guy goes around the world doing interviews over lunch, right, and I’m the one who has to lose weight!...

    23. March 6, 2013

      Billionaires back Beats’ music service

      A group that includes the billionaires Len Blavatnik and James Packer has invested in a new music subscription service...

    24. February 20, 2013

      Bertelsmann moves back to music stage

      Bertelsmann, the German media group, could spend around €500m to take full control of BMG, its music joint venture with...

    25. February 20, 2013

      Interview 2: From music to business

      Ian Stockley has no doubts about the role performing arts can play in building a child’s confidence. He recalls being...

    26. February 19, 2013

      Warner Music in deal with independents

      Warner Music has struck a deal with two groups representing independent record labels to secure their support as it...

    27. February 13, 2013

      Coats poised to return to LSE

      Even the most seasoned investors are likely to be stumped when asked to name more than a handful of the original...

    28. February 7, 2013

      Warner Music wins Parlophone auction

      Len Blavatnik’s Warner Music has won the auction for former EMI labels including Parlophone, the home to Coldplay,...

    29. February 3, 2013

      A manager of creative disruption

      Roger Faxon tugs on a pulley to take an eccentric old elevator up to the Tribeca loft apartment he moved into last...

    30. January 27, 2013

      Hands to ‘move on’ with fundraiser

      Guy Hands, founder of private equity firm Terra Firma, aims to bolster his plans to raise funds this year by returning...

    31. January 27, 2013

      Hands decries Cameron’s ‘dangerous gamble’

      Guy Hands has become a europhile. Nothing like living in Guernsey by the sea – far from the “tribe” of the City of...

    32. January 17, 2013

      ReDigi to open second-hand digital market

      ReDigi, a US company that labels itself as the world’s first legal online marketplace for “used” digital music, is...

    33. January 15, 2013

      Why HMV’s Nipper may have barked his last

      After almost a century on the high street, Nipper may finally have barked his last. HMV – an acronym taken from Francis...

    34. January 10, 2013

      Music labels rocked by bid for Parlophone

      Independent music companies have raised concerns that Sony and BMG’s attempt to buy Parlophone could breach competition...

    35. January 6, 2013

      Terra Firma eyes revival of Odeon sale

      Terra Firma, the private equity fund founded by Guy Hands, is planning to sell assets this year that are likely to...

    36. January 6, 2013

      Sony rejoins BMG for Parlophone bid

      Sony has teamed up with BMG to bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels being sold off by Universal Music, reuniting...

    37. December 21, 2012

      Lady Antebellum: On This Winter’s Night

      Christmas in the shopping mall; a blandly soothing soundtrack pipes out. It’s country-pop trio Lady Antebellum...

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      December 5, 2012

      FT ebook Q&A: The Amazon Economy

      The FT’s latest ebook is about Amazon and its voracious expansion from online book retailer into technological giant....

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