Tag Archives: elizabeth murdoch

Matthew Freud seals £40m buy-back deal from Publicis – but what’s the restless PR maven going to do next?

Well that’s the obvious question isn’t it? Matthew Freud has just forked out about £40m to buy back Publicis Groupe’s 50.1 per cent stake in his UK PR firm Freud Communications (the second time he’s extricated himself from a marcoms ...

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What does the next decade hold for Rupert Murdoch, 80 today?

Common wisdom says that media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 80 today, is tidying up his empire with retirement in mind, hence the bid to buy the 61 per cent of pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB his News Corporation doesn’t already own. And the ...

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Rupert Murdoch takes a £415m Shine to daughter Liz’s indie production company

It’s good to have connections isn’t it? Especially when you’re an indie producer trying to get commissions from broadcasters. Shine founder Elizabeth Murdoch has never found that much of a problem, father Rupert owning a controlling stake in Sky through ...

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Succession issues at Apple as Tim Cook steps in for Steve Jobs but it’s not the only company facing them

Nobody doubts that Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook is capable of running Apple in the absence of visionary founder Steve Jobs, he’s done it twice before as Jobs, 55, battled with first pancreatic cancer and then a liver transplant. ...

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Matthew Freud escapes from Publicis with majority share buy back

The ever-restless PR maven Matthew Freud, Rupert Murdoch’s son in law through his marriage to production company owner Elizabeth Murdoch, has bought back the 50.1 per cent of his company he sold to Publicis Groupe in 2005 in a deal ...

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