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  1. June 30, 2014

    Airports: how to stay grounded

    Light the blue touch paper and stand well clear. Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye proposes increasing landing charges by an...

  2. June 30, 2014

    Belgian publisher De Persgroep buys Mecom for £200m

    Mecom Group is to be acquired by a European rival in a deal that draws a line under years of struggles for the media group...

  1. June 28, 2013

    OFT clears local newspaper merger

    The long-awaited consolidation of the struggling UK regional newspaper sector passed a regulatory hurdle on Friday, after...

  2. November 21, 2012

    DMGT agrees Northcliffe newspaper arm sale

    A consortium led by a former chief executive of Mecom has agreed a deal to buy Northcliffe Media, the regional newspaper arm...

  3. November 18, 2012

    UK newspapers near deal on new venture

    Executives from three of the UK’s leading newspaper groups were rushing over the weekend to close a deal that marks the...

  4. November 2, 2012

    Ashcroft eyes stake in paper group

    Lord Ashcroft, the former deputy chairman of the Conservative party, is in talks to invest in Local World, the regional...

  5. October 28, 2012

    Montgomery and Yattendon in talks to buy Northcliffe

    A former chief executive of Trinity Mirror has partnered with Yattendon, the family-owned media and property group, to buy...

  6. December 1, 2011

    Mecom review faces investor scrutiny

    Several weeks before Tom Toumazis joined Mecom as chief executive, his first job running a company and first encounter with...

  7. July 27, 2011

    Mecom to pay dividend after cost-cutting

    Mecom, the European newspaper group, which has reported narrowing interim losses partly as a result of cost-cutting...

  8. May 24, 2011

    Mecom picks Endemol commercial head for chief

    Tom Toumazis, the chief commercial officer of television production company Endemol has been appointed head of Mecom, the...

  9. April 7, 2011

    Mecom rejects approach by Dutch banks

    The board of Mecom has rejected an informal approach from a consortium of Dutch banks proposing to take a controlling stake...

  10. March 17, 2011

    Mecom to pay dividend as losses narrow

    Mecom, the European newspaper group, has narrowed its full-year losses on the back of a restructuring and promised to pay...

  11. January 29, 2011

    Davidson replaces Locke as Mecom head

    The board of Mecom has ousted its chairman, Alasdair Locke, in a move to clear the decks at the European media group after...

  12. January 14, 2011

    Montgomery steps down from Mecom board

    Mecom’s board has surprised the market by announcing the immediate departure of David Montgomery, chief executive, without...

  13. January 13, 2011

    Mecom shares rise on proposed maiden pay-out

    David Montgomery will leave Mecom by January 31 Shares in Mecom rose nearly 11 per cent after the European newspaper group...

  14. January 12, 2011

    Mecom to give update on effort to find chief

    Mecom is due to inform investors of its progress in finding a new chief executive on Thursday as the European newspaper...

  15. January 12, 2011

    Mecom rebuffs Trinity Mirror over merger

    Trinity Mirror, the owner of the Daily Mirror, approached the European media group Mecom over a potential merger, it has...

  16. January 8, 2011

    Tight deadline

    Who will be the next chief executive of Mecom? Anticipation is growing in the run-up to the European newspaper publisher’s...

  17. December 23, 2010

    Mecom’s succession plans hit a hitch

    A former managing director at News International who held discussions about taking the top job at Mecom, has ruled himself...

  18. September 11, 2010

    Gallery full of mad men

    Lord Saatchi was in an embracing mood at the party to celebrate the first 40 years in business of his agency. Bringing...

  19. September 10, 2010

    Monty pays bills

    David Montgomery has provided plenty of fees for bankers and advisers over the years at Mecom – one way or another.The media...

  20. September 9, 2010

    Mecom investors win as Montgomery ‘walks the plank’

    Leading shareholders in Mecom have succeeded in ousting David Montgomery as chief executive of the European media group. Mr...

  21. September 8, 2010

    Mecom chief faces shareholder revolt

    David Montgomery, the founder of Mecom, is facing a shareholder revolt from investors who want him replaced as chief...

  22. July 29, 2010

    Mecom narrows pre-tax loss by 60%

    Mecom narrowed its pre-tax loss in the first half of the year, with a leaner cost base and a jump in online revenue helping...

  23. July 14, 2010

    Dutch regulator hands €19m fine to Mecom

    Mecom, the European media group, has been fined €19m ($24m) by the Dutch competition authority after one of its subsidiaries...

  24. July 3, 2010

    Healthy Numis

    Mid-cap stockbroker Numis celebrated its 10th anniversary even as party guests discussed the prospects of a double-dip...

  25. March 18, 2010

    Mecom targets further job cuts

    David Montgomery, chief executive of Mecom, is targeting further job cuts at the UK-based European newspaper group and will...

  26. March 17, 2010

    Mecom eyes further job cuts

    David Montgomery, chief executive of Mecom, is targeting further job cuts at the UK-based European newspaper group and will...

  27. January 15, 2010

    The end of the beginning?

    The mass resignation a year ago of most of Mecom's board put the task of reviving the European newspaper group firmly in the...

  28. November 21, 2009

    Minerva rises on talk of counterbid

    Minerva was in demand as rumours circulated of a counterbid for the property developer. Nathan Kirsh, the African...

  29. June 11, 2009

    Monty's man

    David Montgomery 's new chairman Alasdair Locke dealt with the Mecom business at the annual meeting with the same sense of...

  30. May 23, 2009

    Mecom launches £142m rights issue

    Mecom, the pan-European newspaper group, has announced its long-awaited rights issue and renegotiated its banking...

  31. May 23, 2009

    Mecom launches £142m rights issue

    Mecom, the pan-European newspaper group, has announced its long-awaited rights issue and renegotiated its banking...

  32. May 22, 2009

    Mecom unveils £141.5m rights issue

    Mecom, the pan-European newspaper group, has announced its long-awaited rights issue and renegotiated its banking facilities...

  33. May 19, 2009

    Putting on a show

    Reflecting the bright mood of the event were celebrities Cilla Black and Sir Cliff Richard, both looking rather orange. The...

  34. May 13, 2009

    Mecom blood

    A fresh transfusion of directors into the ailing European media group Mecom after the boardroom row that led to mass...

  35. May 1, 2009

    Mecom plans £140m cash call

    Mecom, the pan-European newspaper group run by David Montgomery, former chief executive of Mirror Group, is planning to...

  36. May 1, 2009

    Mecom plans £140m cash call

    Mecom, the pan-European newspaper group run by David Montgomery, former chief executive of Mirror Group, is planning to...

  37. March 20, 2009

    Mecom plans rights issue

    Mecom, the European newspaper group run by former Mirror Group chief David Montgomery, is planning a rights issue within the...

  38. March 7, 2009

    Mecom warns of cost cuts

    Mecom has warned of increasingly uncertain advertising markets in the first weeks of 2009, prompting a sharp fall in its...

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