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  1. 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...

  2. July 17, 2014

    CVC to extract further $360m from Formula One

    CVC Capital Partners will extract a further $360m from Formula One under the terms of a debt refinancing deal that will...

  1. 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...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 9, 2014

    Valiant Valeant

    Bill Ackman, founder and showman in chief of Pershing Square is adding a new string to his bow on Monday morning as co-host...

  3. 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...

  4. April 26, 2014

    Comcast and Charter poised to agree $20bn cable subscriber deal

    Comcast and Charter Communications are close to agreeing an intricate deal that would reshape the US pay-TV market and draw...

  5. April 18, 2014

    Comcast and Time Warner in talks to sell subscribers to Charter

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable have entered negotiations to hive off cable assets worth up to $20bn in a deal with Charter...

  6. 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...

  7. April 3, 2014

    Barnes & Noble: an open book

    Who will be the ultimate saviour of embattled bookseller Barnes & Noble? Not John Malone, who has just closed the book. On...

  8. April 3, 2014

    Barnes & Noble tumbles as Liberty cuts stake

    Shares in Barnes & Noble tumbled on Thursday after the company revealed Liberty Media, which at one point held 16.7 per cent...

  9. 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...

  10. March 13, 2014

    Malone chooses rights issue over Sirius deal

    John Malone’s Liberty Media has dropped its bid to buy a minority stake in Sirius XM, the satellite radio operator, in...

  11. 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...

  12. February 14, 2014

    Letter from Lex: expectation management

    Readers, Cast your mind back to last weekend. Predictions for the week ahead might have gone something like this: Charter...

  13. February 13, 2014

    Time Warner/Comcast: bizarre love triangle

    There are no permanent allies, just permanent interests – as Charter Communications investor John Malone has just been...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. January 23, 2014

    Shareholder urges TWC to talk to Charter

    One of Time Warner Cable’s largest shareholders has written to the company urging it to engage with Charter Communications...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2014

    A hug for Time Warner. A long, slow, boring, bear hug, that is...

    Oh my. Monday, 13 of January. Turning out to be a proper Merger Monday. Well, maybe. Late on Monday, John Malone-backed...

  18. 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...

  19. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE It’s all been about QE: Paul reports from Citi’s European Credit Conference, where the...

  20. November 22, 2013

    SoftBank: hello Mr Loeb

    Make way on Mount Rushmore for Steve Jobs, David Tepper, John Malone and Masayoshi Son. Dan Loeb, the US activist investor,...

  21. October 31, 2013

    Time Warner Cable: house on fire

    High-speed internet has been a firewall for US cable companies, protecting subscriber numbers as TV customers cut the cord....

  22. 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...

  23. September 2, 2013

    Decade of Vodafone-Verizon talks sealed with a hotel handshake

    A decade of on-off negotiations between Vodafone and Verizon Communications came to a head two months ago when their two...

  24. August 6, 2013

    Pay-television market likely to face further consolidation

    Investors in cable and satellite companies on both sides of the Atlantic are betting on another round of consolidation in...

  25. August 1, 2013

    Time Warner Cable’s weak results raise talk of consolidation

    Time Warner Cable reported weaker than expected second-quarter results on Thursday, increasing the likelihood of further...

  26. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  27. July 1, 2013

    Liberty Media: pain and cable

    Go big or go home – that’s how John Malone rolls. But even by his titanic standards his pursuit of Time Warner Cable is...

  28. June 19, 2013

    Liberty Global plans to put assets on the table in bid for Kabel

    Liberty Global is confident of structuring a €7.5bn bid for Kabel Deutschland that can overcome regulatory opposition and...

  29. June 17, 2013

    Liberty Global enters bidding race for Kabel Deutschland

    Liberty Global, the European cable group controlled by John Malone, has entered the bidding for Kabel Deutschland, with a...

  30. May 8, 2013

    Lombard: Sainsbury gives a solid performance in a fragile sector

    Food retailing is a tough and challenging business. And that’s just for investors. Of the three major quoted grocers, Tesco...

  31. April 17, 2013

    Inside Business: Media moguls learn from takeover mistakes

    Charlie Ergen’s $25.5bn attempt to break up Softbank’s bid for Sprint Nextel this week is a reminder that the animal spirits...

  32. April 4, 2013

    Discovery sees western Europe as new EM

    Western Europe is “the new emerging market”, Discovery Communications declared on Thursday as the US media group behind...

  33. March 31, 2013

    TripAdvisor rails at Google incursion

    TripAdvisor has come a long way since 1999, when Steve Kaufer – its founder and now chief executive – had a Eureka moment...

  34. March 20, 2013

    US heartland offers visions of cable’s future

    It is 600 miles from Olathe, Kansas, to Englewood, Colorado, and both towns can seem a million miles from the media hubs of...

  35. March 19, 2013

    Liberty Media in $2.6bn cable ‘pipes’ bet

    John Malone, once known as the king of US cable, has made a $2.6bn bet that the “pipes” owned by cable companies will...

  36. February 14, 2013

    Baar necessities for JPM’s Gulati

    Relocation is so popular with hedgies and daytime TV that a collision is inevitable*: Amanda Lamb: Welcome to Escape from...

  37. February 10, 2013

    Equity and debt markets reawaken M&A

    Over the past week, the world of mergers and acquisitions has exploded back into life. Michael Dell’s planned $24bn buyout...

  38. February 8, 2013

    Wave of money eludes the real economy

    It is tough to get money out of a bank these days. Five years after the financial crisis, most are still trying to rebuild...

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