Merger

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Future sells New York operation for $3m

Guardian – 2012-01-13

Magazine publisher Future has sold its loss-making New York division to NewBay MediaFuture Publishing has sold off its loss-making New York operation – home to magazines including Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado – in a deal worth...
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Report reveals OFT thinking on Amazon/TBD decision

The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) rejected publishers' claims that the merger of The Book...
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TBD needs "freedom" post Amazon takeover - IPG

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:55 The Independent Publishers Guild has accepted the OFT’s decision to clear the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, but called on Amazon to “work hard” with its members to...
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Independent and Standard merge sports and business desks

Guardian – 2011-11-01

The Independent and the London Evening Standard are to effect a partial merger. Sports and business departments at both newspapers are to be integrated.A statement issued at lunchtime said: "The Evening Standard and The Independent are both...
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EMI to be sold to Russian billionaire after deal with Universal collapses

Guardian – 2011-10-29

Len Blavatnik poised to pay $1.5bn for the last major British record label, home to the Beatles and ColdplayEMI, the record label that signed the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Coldplay, is likely to be broken up this week and sold to a Russian-born...
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Amazon/TBD merger "could put bookshops out of business"

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:55 The Booksellers Association has said the Office of Fair Trading's decision to clear the merger between Amazon and The Book Depository will give Amazon more power to put its...
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OFT gives go-ahead for Amazon/TBD merger

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 13:03 The Office of Fair Trading has cleared Amazon to take over The Book Depository, ruling the merger would not lead to a lessening of competition within the UK book industry. read...
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Bertrams sales and profit marginally fall

The Bookseller – 2011-10-20

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 09:00 Bertrams' sales and operating profit has dropped marginally in the last year while the book wholesaler said its merger with Dawson Books will increase revenues by a third. read...
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Dawson staff to wait on consultation decision

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 15:00 Dawson Books staff will have to wait longer to hear how they will be affected by the merger of their company with book wholesaler Bertrams, which was finalised last month. Any...
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Hearst Magazines restructures senior management team

Media Week – 2011-09-21

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Anna Jones as acting COO and Matt Salmon as group commercial director, after concluding the business review triggered by the merger of NatMag and Hachette Filipacchi.
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OFT decision on Amazon merger due late October

The Bookseller – 2011-09-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 11:47 The Office of Fair Trading has said it now expects to announce its decision on the Amazon takeover of The Book Depository by late October. read more
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Johnston Press merges weekly titles

Guardian – 2011-09-13

Two Yorkshire weeklies published by Johnston Press - the Driffield Times and Driffield Post - have been merged to become the Driffield Times & Post.In an online message to readers, editor Nick Procter says the merger is the result of "extensive...
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US pseudo-merger points the way to a new journalistic future

Guardian – 2011-09-08

Two of America's largest newspaper chains, Journal Register (JRC) and MediaNews Group, have agreed to a merger that isn't a merger. Though they will maintain separate boards they will be jointly managed by a wholly new company - Digital First Media....
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VIDEO: Amazon merger opposed

BBC News – 2011-09-02

The Booksellers Association has formally opposed Amazon's attempts to merge with The Book Depository.
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OFT decision on Amazon merger due Friday

The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 15:30 The Office of Fair Trading has postponed its ruling on the merger between Amazon and The Book Depository until Friday (2nd September). Originally the OFT had scheduled to announce...
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SoA says Amazon/TBD merger "unhealthy domination"

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:45 The Society of Authors is the latest organisation to argue that the merger of Amazon with The Book Depository could lead to “unhealthy domination” of one company over the...
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Bookseller Group to oppose Amazon/TBD deal

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 09:15 The Bookseller has added its voice to calls for Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository (TBD) to be referred to the Competition Commission. The Office of Fair Trading's...
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OFT opens door to Bertrams/Dawson merger

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 15:50 The Office of Fair Trading will not refer the merger of Bertrams and Dawson to the Competition Commission, it said today. Smiths News Plc, which owns book wholesaler Bertrams,...
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PA and IPG unite to oppose Amazon/TBD

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 09:10 The Publishers Association has united with the Independent Publishers Guild for the first time to oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, while calling for a wider...
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News of the World closure piles pressure on commercial sector

Guardian – 2011-07-11

Media buyers warn of damage to fragile marketRupert Murdoch's snap decision to close the News of The World has at a stroke removed more than a quarter of the total sales of Sunday newspapers, piling pressure on a sector that many believe is driven...
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