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  1. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

  2. August 13, 2014

    Daisy Group in talks to go private

    Daisy Group, the British telecoms company, is in talks to be taken private in a £500m deal by a consortium of large...

  1. August 11, 2014

    Liberty Global’s deals appetite not constrained by debt

    If anyone can revive the recent mergers and acquisitions fervour, then surely it is Liberty Global. John Malone’s cable...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Letter from Lex: 21st century fox

    Of course he had to get involved. Could Rupert Murdoch, one of the media sector’s most enthusiastic dealmakers, really sit...

  3. July 17, 2014

    US media buzz reaches Europe

    Like hit TV shows, media mergers are not guaranteed to reverberate on both sides of the Atlantic. But the latest noises in...

  4. July 17, 2014

    UK media lifted by M&A upsurge

    Merger speculation lifted much of the UK media sector after US group Liberty Global bought a stake in commercial television...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Liberty Global: stay tuned

    Congratulations Adam Crozier. When the chief executive of UK broadcaster ITV arrived four years ago, he promised to improve...

  6. July 17, 2014

    Liberty Global buys £481m stake in ITV

    Liberty Global has paid £481m for a minority stake in British broadcaster ITV, adding to the prospects of media dealmaking...

  7. June 17, 2014

    Daisy Group on hunt for new acquisitions

    Daisy Group is hunting for acquisitions to bolster its internet and telecoms services business just months after the group...

  8. June 10, 2014

    Moody’s questions benefits of telecoms mergers

    Moody’s, the rating agency, warned that the telecoms industry could see limited benefits from sector consolidation because...

  9. May 29, 2014

    Britain still a target for US groups

    Hewlett-Packard’s $11bn acquisition of Autonomy may not seem to be a likely advertisement for US takeovers of UK companies,...

  10. May 8, 2014

    Liberty Global and Discovery agree £550m deal for UK’s All3media

    John Malone has intensified his push into Europe’s television markets, with his Liberty Global cable group, together with...

  11. May 5, 2014

    European cable: ice age

    Mobile growth once gave warmth to the glacial European fixed-line telephony market. Today, it is often a mere enticement...

  12. April 30, 2014

    Virgin Media eyes sale of non-cable UK broadband arm

    Virgin Media is lining up the sale of its non-cable broadband business in the UK as the telecoms-to-TV group aims to...

  13. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

  14. March 20, 2014

    Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

    When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

  15. March 14, 2014

    Liberty Global ends talks with Daisy over £500m takeover

    Liberty Global has broken off talks to buy British IT group Daisy after balking at the putative price tag of more than...

  16. February 27, 2014

    Virgin Media in broadband fightback

    Virgin Media will offer twice the broadband speed of any other retail provider in the UK, as it seeks to revitalise its...

  17. February 19, 2014

    US ‘Cable Cowboy’ John Malone begins succession planning

    John Malone, the US billionaire dubbed the “Cable Cowboy”, has begun planning his succession at Discovery Communications and...

  18. February 3, 2014

    John Malone in talks with CVC over F1 stake

    US cable billionaire John Malone has approached the principal shareholder in Formula One about buying a stake in the motor...

  19. January 29, 2014

    Spanish cable group Ono forges ahead with Madrid float plans

    Ono, the Spanish cable group at the centre of takeover interest from Vodafone and John Malone’s Liberty Global, is forging...

  20. January 28, 2014

    Vodafone and Liberty locked in cable war

    Liberty Global is going head to head with Vodafone to buy Spain’s largest cable operator as the pair intensify their battle...

  21. January 28, 2014

    Liberty Global in talks to buy Spanish TV and telecoms group Ono

    Liberty Global, the company owned by US cable entrepreneur John Malone, is considering a €7bn bid for Spanish TV, broadband...

  22. January 27, 2014

    Liberty / Ziggo: European cable consolidation

    How nice that, once in a while, things go as planned. Neither investors in Netherlands-based Ziggo nor the larger Liberty...

  23. January 27, 2014

    Liberty Global buys Ziggo for €10bn

    John Malone’s Liberty Global has finally clinched a €10bn deal to buy the Dutch cable operator Ziggo, continuing the US...

  24. January 7, 2014

    Drahi looks beyond Europe for Altice

    Patrick Drahi has never been as much in the public eye as fellow tycoon Xavier Niel, but the former French telecoms engineer...

  25. December 17, 2013

    C&W Communications lifted by more M&A talk

    One of the year’s most active M&A sectors came under scrutiny again as rumours of pending offers for C&W Communications...

  26. December 12, 2013

    Liberty Global/Ziggo: cable extension

    Energy and persistence conquer all things, claimed Benjamin Franklin. John Malone, boss of international cable group Liberty...

  27. December 12, 2013

    Liberty and Vodafone chase European cable assets

    John Malone’s Liberty Global and Vodafone are becoming unlikely adversaries at the centre of a rapidly consolidating...

  28. December 12, 2013

    Liberty Global in takeover talks with Dutch cable group Ziggo

    John Malone has stepped up a push to consolidate the European cable industry, it emerged on Thursday, with Dutch operator...

  29. October 28, 2013

    AMC sets sights on viewers in Europe

    In the first season of the television show Mad Men, advertising executive Roger Sterling contemplates a fully stacked room...

  30. October 16, 2013

    Ziggo rejects takeover offer by John Malone’s Liberty Global

    John Malone’s European buying spree of cable assets was dealt a blow after Dutch operator Ziggo said on Wednesday it had...

  31. September 19, 2013

    Virgin Media to cut 600 management jobs

    Virgin Media is to axe 600 middle and senior management jobs as its new owner, Liberty Global, seeks cost synergies in the...

  32. September 19, 2013

    Numericable: Floating down the Seine

    When private equity is getting out, it is always worth asking why other investors want to get in. In the case of...

  33. August 14, 2013

    German court blocks €3.2bn Liberty Global cable deal

    The €3.2bn purchase of Kabel Baden-Württemberg by Liberty Global has been blocked by a German court, casting doubt on the...

  34. August 12, 2013

    US acquirers cut taxes by relocating to Europe after mergers

    A growing number of US companies are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars in tax by relocating to Europe after...

  35. July 26, 2013

    Liberty considers bids for pay-TV unit Chellomedia

    Liberty Global, the group of European cable operators chaired by John Malone, is sifting through first-round bids for...

  36. June 24, 2013

    Antitrust watchdog likely to scrutinise Kabel Deutschland deal

    With 28m German households having access to cable broadband, Germany is by far Europe’s biggest cable TV market, according...

  37. June 24, 2013

    Vodafone seals €7.7bn union with Kabel Deutschland

    Vodafone has finally arrived at the altar with Kabel Deutschland, having secured the hand of the management with a €7.7bn...

  38. June 23, 2013

    Kabel Deutschland set to accept Vodafone approach

    Kabel Deutschland is set to recommend a revised bid from Vodafone of close to €7.7bn to its shareholders, putting the...

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