Tag Archives: private equity

Is a takeover bid looming for ITV?

Media takeovers are all the rage at the moment – the latest being Liberty Global’s $20bn deal for Virgin Media – and the boys in dark glasses who still inhabit the undergrowth of the City of London financial district are ...

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Mother London wins £10m Halfords

UK cycle and motor accessories retailer Halfords has appointed Mother to handle its account worth £10m or so. Halfords Group Commercial Director Paul McClenaghan says: “We have started on a journey to reposition Halfords as a provider of expert help ...

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Clear Channel Outdoor US share offer raises insider trading fears

Out of home giant Clear Channel; Outdoor is the subject of unwanted attention on Wall Street as suspicions mount about higher than usual levels of trading in its stock as it prepared a private offering of $1.25bn in so-called ‘senior ...

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Owners plan $21bn sale of market researcher Nielsen

The six private equity owners of market research giant Nielsen are planning an IPO (initial public offer) of the firm they bought a couple of years ago for $10bn for between $17bn and $21bn. This is a mightily optimistic bet ...

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