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  1. March 12, 2014

    Zell faces questions over CommonWealth fight

    Sam Zell is facing questions over his motivation for joining an activist campaign to unseat the board of CommonWealth real...

  2. February 11, 2014

    Zell joins battle to unseat CommonWealth’s board

    Sam Zell, the billionaire property investor, has joined the effort to unseat the board of the CommonWealth real estate...

  1. beyondbrics

    July 29, 2013

    Shanghai Greenland makes $1bn foray into US real estate

    Make way for another Chinese developer looking to try its luck in the US. Shanghai Greenland Group, the state-owned company...

  2. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2013

    Xinyuan Real Estate: developing in the US with a US look

    Xinyuan Real Estate is making bold moves into the US property market, backed by its ready access to China’s monied classes....

  3. December 4, 2012

    Europe’s newspaper woes spread to Germany

    Germany’s newspaper crisis has led to the birth of a new compound noun: Zeitungssterben, newspaper death. The announcement...

  4. November 30, 2012

    It’s 2007 again, thanks to US Fed

    Financial conditions are as loose today as they were in 2007, Ben Bernanke noted in a speech he gave in New York on November...

  5. July 8, 2012

    ‘I’m the fastest No in the west’

    Two-thirds of the way through his interview with the FT, Sam Zell’s cool veneer is starting to crack. The source of his...

  6. June 6, 2012

    Tribune set to emerge from bankruptcy

    Shortly after Sam Zell led the $8.2bn leveraged buyout of the Tribune Company in 2007, he was caught on camera spewing...

  7. May 25, 2012

    Lehman buys rest of Archstone for $1.6bn

    Lehman Brothers Holdings is buying the final 26.5 per cent stake in property company Archstone it does not already own from...

  8. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2012

    Lehman emerges from bankruptcy

    Lehman Brothers has ended the largest-ever corporate bankruptcy, emerging from Chapter 11 and announcing it will begin...

  9. March 6, 2012

    Lehman emerges from bankruptcy

    Lehman Brothers has ended the largest-ever corporate bankruptcy, emerging from Chapter 11 and announcing it will begin...

  10. January 6, 2012

    Judge allows Equity to bid for Archstone stake

    A US bankruptcy court judge has cleared the way for Sam Zell’s Equity Residential to bid for a stake in Archstone over the...

  11. December 15, 2011

    Lehman estate sues for control of Archstone

    The estate of Lehman Brothers, the bankrupt investment bank, is suing Bank of America and Barclays Capital as it seeks to...

  12. December 4, 2011

    Lehman estate could scupper Archstone deal

    The estate of bankrupt Lehman Brothers believes that Archstone – the apartment company that Bank of America and Barclays...

  13. December 3, 2011

    Equity Residential to take stake in Archstone

    Dec 2 – Equity Residential, the largest publicly traded US apartment owner, has agreed to buy a 26.5 per cent stake in...

  14. July 7, 2011

    On the trail of an industry’s decline

    The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers By James O’Shea Public Affairs, $27.99...

  15. October 19, 2010

    Tribune chief remains in place

    Randy Michaels, chief executive of the Tribune Company, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, appeared on...

  16. April 9, 2010

    Tribune nearer to exit from bankruptcy

    Tribune has settled a dispute with some of its leading creditors, allowing the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and the...

  17. March 29, 2010

    China fund celebrates at conference

    China's sovereign wealth fund, now 30 months old, over the weekend invited many of the world's top money managers to a...

  18. March 28, 2010

    China fund celebrates at conference

    China’s sovereign wealth fund, now 30 months old, over the weekend invited many of the world’s top money managers to a...

  19. March 6, 2010

    Tribune bondholders sue over buy-out

    Bondholders of US newspaper company Tribune are suing large Wall Street banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citibank, on the...

  20. March 6, 2010

    Tribune bondholders sue over buy-out

    Bondholders of US newspaper company Tribune are suing large Wall Street banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citibank, on the...

  21. December 2, 2009

    Tribune granted more time for shake-up

    Tribune was granted a 10-week extension yesterday to file a reorganisation plan that would guide its re-emergence from...

  22. December 1, 2009

    Tribune granted more time for shake-up

    Tribune was granted a 10-week extension yesterday to file a reorganisation plan that would guide its re-emergence from...

  23. September 25, 2009

    Tribune to release buy-out documents

    Tribune, the bankrupt newspaper group, has agreed to give a group of bondholders access to documents and e-mails related to...

  24. September 25, 2009

    Tribune will release buy-out papers to angry bondholders

    Tribune, the bankrupt newspaper group, has agreed to give a group of bondholders access to documents and e-mails related to...

  25. September 3, 2009

    Flurry of new deals changes the mood

    Media acquisitions once came with fringe benefits: Coldplay or Robbie Williams tickets if you were Guy Hands buying EMI, or...

  26. August 22, 2009

    Tribune agrees to sale of Chicago Cubs

    Tribune agreed to sell a 95 per cent stake in the Chicago Cubs baseball team and related assets to the Ricketts family for...

  27. January 23, 2009

    Tribune sale of Cubs edges closer

    Tribune moved closer to the sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball team and related assets after a creditors committee in the...

  28. January 9, 2009

    Tribune bankruptcy delays Cubs sale

    The naming of a lead bidder for the auction of the Chicago Cubs baseball team will likely be delayed until the middle of...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2009

    Weekend catch-up

    In case you missed these stories: - Austria takes control of Bank Medici Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50bn fraud on Friday...

  30. January 3, 2009

    Sam Zell eyes Starwood Hotels

    Speculation that Sam Zell, the Chicago property tycoon, may be positioning himself for a takeover bid for Starwood Hotels &...

  31. January 2, 2009

    Starwood shares surge on takeover speculation

    Speculation that Sam Zell, the Chicago property tycoon, may be positioning himself for a takeover bid for Starwood Hotels &...

  32. December 9, 2008

    A hunch that failed to pay off

    Asked, during last year’s purchase of Tribune , what he had spotted about newspapers that others had missed, Sam Zell said:...

  33. December 9, 2008

    Ad revenue slump rips through US newspapers

    Some of his sub-editors might have winced at the cliché, but when Sam Zell blamed “a perfect storm” of factors behind the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    December 9, 2008

    Pink Picks

    Comments, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: And now for a world government Rachman discusses...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 9, 2008

    Tribune files for bankruptcy

    The crisis in US newspapers on Monday claimed its biggest victim when Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy protection, a...

  36. December 9, 2008

    Tribune in bankruptcy filing

    The crisis in US newspapers yesterday claimed its biggest victim when Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy protection, a...

  37. December 9, 2008

    US election fever offered LA Times briefest of fillips

    The morning after Barack Obama was elected US president, queues began to form at the offices of the Los Angeles Times. With...

  38. December 9, 2008

    Paper thin

    You win some, you lose some. But those crowing over Sam Zell's mis-step in acquiring Tribune are stuck in an Esop fable....

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