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  1. 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...

  2. October 28, 2012

    Romney’s money heads for Hollywood

    Barack Obama may enjoy more support in liberal-leaning Hollywood than Mitt Romney but the Republican presidential candidate...

  1. October 9, 2012

    Hollywood news queen Finke adds Variety

    Nikki Finke, Hollywood’s reigning queen of entertainment news, has upset the established hierarchy with her scoops on her...

  2. May 8, 2012

    Dubai fund gives up control of Barneys

    Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund has given up control of luxury retailer Barneys New York, dealing a blow to Istithmar World,...

  3. February 12, 2012

    Behind closed doors at Soho House

    The Soho House network of private members’ clubs, restaurants and hotels is where the rich and famous go to see and be seen....

  4. January 22, 2012

    China investors set their sights on Hollywood

    A consortium led by Chinese media entrepreneur Bruno Wu is scouring Hollywood for film companies to acquire, in a sign of...

  5. January 13, 2012

    US billionaire Burkle buys UK’s Soho House

    Soho House, the private members’ club founded 17 years ago in London by Nick Jones and now a global network of clubs,...

  6. October 7, 2011

    Second-round bids in for EMI

    The fate of EMI, home to The Beatles’ archive, moved closer to being settled this week after Citigroup received second round...

  7. May 5, 2011

    Warner Music buyer ready to call the tune

    Five years before he emerged as the leading bidder for Warner Music, Len Blavatnik played host to celebrities such as Paris...

  8. March 23, 2011

    Music group bidders dance to different tunes

    If optimism can be measured by the number of people coming into a market, the music business looks a remarkably positive...

  9. March 22, 2011

    Two new bids for Warner Music

    Two new bids have emerged for Warner Music, creating more competition for the US group than was widely expected when it...

  10. March 8, 2011

    Warner Music auction goes to second round

    At least five groups have been told they are through to the second round of the auction for all or parts of Warner Music,...

  11. December 13, 2010

    A&P files for bankruptcy protection

    A&P, the US regional supermarket group and one of the country’s oldest retail names, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

  12. December 6, 2010

    Ackman filing lifts Barnes & Noble

    Shares in Barnes & Noble jumped more than 15 per cent on Monday after Bill Ackman, the activist investor, said he would be...

  13. September 29, 2010

    Burkle will keep heat on bookseller

    Ron Burkle, the billionaire retail investor, has said he will continue to press for changes at Barnes & Noble, the largest...

  14. September 20, 2010

    Boost for Burkle in battle at Barnes & Noble

    Ron Burkle, the billionaire retail investor, has scored a victory in his battle for board seats at Barnes & Noble, the US...

  15. September 9, 2010

    Barnes & Noble in fresh spat with Burkle

    Barnes & Noble, the US bookseller, has hit back at attempts by Ron Burkle, the billionaire investor, to turn a battle over...

  16. August 24, 2010

    Barnes & Noble warns of further losses

    Barnes & Noble on Tuesday warned it could post a loss for the current quarter as it attempts to fight off a proxy challenge...

  17. August 12, 2010

    Barnes & Noble faces Burkle proxy fight

    A battle between the board of Barnes & Noble, the US bookseller, and Ron Burkle, the billionaire activist investor, turned...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2010

    Barnes and Noble eyes sale

    Barnes and Noble, the largest US bookstore chain, said on Tuesday it was considering a sale because its board believed its...

  19. May 22, 2010

    Weinstein bid for Miramax fails

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein's bid to recapture Miramax, the film company they started, has ended in failure after talks broke...

  20. May 21, 2010

    Billionaire backs Borders with $25m

    Borders, the struggling US book retailer, said on Friday that it has received a $25m cash injection from Bennett LeBow, the...

  21. February 8, 2010

    Investors trust in happy end to US book drama

    Barnes & Noble and Borders, the two US national bookstore chains, have both been struggling to attract customers amid...

  22. February 7, 2010

    Investors trust in happy end to US book drama

    Barnes & Noble and Borders, the two US national bookstore chains, have both been struggling to attract customers amid...

  23. February 5, 2010

    The book business

    At least one man has not been seduced by Steve Jobs. Billionaire Ron Burkle is backing books of the paper variety,...

  24. FT Alphaville

    February 2, 2010

    Activist targets Barnes & Noble

    US activist investor Ron Burkle has written to Barnes & Noble seeking to acquire as much as 37% of the company, up from his...

  25. February 1, 2010

    Burkle challenges Barnes & Noble

    Ron Burkle, the billionaire retailing investor, has said he wants to launch a proxy challenge to the founding Riggio family...

  26. August 18, 2009

    Iceland group takeover agreed

    Eimskip, the Icelandic shipping group, is to become the first big company to emerge from the wreckage of Iceland's banking...

  27. August 17, 2009

    Creditors agree to take over Eimskip

    Eimskip, the Icelandic shipping group, is to become the first big company to emerge from the wreckage of Iceland’s banking...

  28. March 27, 2009

    Another trip down the rocker route

    With the collar of his leather jacket pulled up tight against the sparkly black diamonds glinting from his earlobes, the...

  29. August 7, 2008

    Yahoo vote recount shows scale of investor discontent

    Jerry Yang's hold on the top job at Yahoo has just become even more tenuous. That was the view among investors and other...

  30. August 6, 2008

    Yahoo board support vote withers on recount

    Jerry Yang’s hold on the top job at Yahoo has just become even more tenuous.That was the view among investors and other...

  31. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2008

    YahooCahn!

    Capitulation? *YAHOO IN PACT WITH CARL ICAHN TO SETTLE PENDING PROXY CONTEST *CARL ICAHN TO BE APPOINTED TO YAHOO BOARD...

  32. April 5, 2008

    Clintons' tax returns reveal $109m earnings since leaving White House

    Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned $109m since they left the White House in 2000, according to tax returns released by...

  33. April 4, 2008

    Clintons’ tax details made public

    Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned $109m since they left the White House in 2000, according to tax returns released by the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2008

    Microsoft-Yahoo proxy fight shapes up

    Ron Burkle, the US supermarket magnate and head of the investment firm Yucaipa Companies, is one of the 10 Yahoo board...

  35. February 9, 2008

    Yahoo discusses its plan of action

    Yahoo's board discussed its response to Microsoft's un-solicited takeover offer yesterday but broke up without issuing any...

  36. February 8, 2008

    Yahoo discusses plan of action

    Yahoo’s board discussed its response to Microsoft’s un­solicited takeover offer on day but broke up on Friday night without...

  37. November 16, 2007

    View from the top: Eli Broad, billionaire philanthropist

    Eli Broad made his fortune creating two Fortune 500 companies: KB Home, a property developer which became the first...

  38. July 15, 2007

    News Corp to meet Dow Jones directors

    News Corp will meet Dow Jones directors this week in a session that could prove decisive in Rupert Murdoch’s pursuit of the...

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