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Buyout firm Gores in talks with Borders: report

Reuters – 2011-06-02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private equity firm Gores Group is in talks to buy more than half of bankrupt bookseller Borders Group Inc's remaining stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday,...

Barnes & Noble gets buyout proposal from Liberty Media

L.A. Times – 2011-05-20

Liberty Media's proposal values the bookseller at about $1 billion. It offers $17 a share in cash for Barnes & Noble, a 20% premium over the closing stock price Thursday.Barnes & Noble Inc. announced...

Barnes & Noble shares surge on $1B buyout bid

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-20

Being part of a bigger conglomerate could boost Barnes & Noble's ability to invest in remaking itself for the age of electronic books, analysts say.

Playboy Agrees to Go Private in Hefner-Led Buyout

BusinessWeek – 2011-01-11

Playboy Enterprises Inc. agreed to be taken private for $207 million by founder Hugh M. Hefner, who increased his bid to gain full control of the 58-year-old magazine publisher amid slumping...

Proposed buyout of Barnes & Noble gains steam

The Washington Post – 2010-12-07

NEW YORK - Buying out Barnes & Noble would give its much smaller rival, Borders Group, a bigger and firmer stake in the digital world, but some analysts said combining the two largest companies in...

Former LA Times Environmental Writer Took Buyout, Created Public Affairs Firm

Poynter Institute – 2010-03-29

While the news industry is frantically searching for solutions and new directions, journalists' lives have been disrupted by cutbacks and job changes.

Guild Unanimously OKs Albany 'Times Union' Buyout Offer

Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-02

Newspaper Guild members unanimously approved a buyout offer from the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., the union said Thursday.

Buyout Firm Acquires San Diego Paper

New York Times – 2009-03-19

A private equity firm has bought The San Diego Union-Tribune, the two sides said Wednesday, ending eight decades of Copley family dominance of that city’s news media.

'Washington Post' Cites "Miscommunication" in Pulling 'Doonesbury' Buyout Strips

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

The Post, which re-ran a September series of strips last week that had referred to the Post¿s 2008 job cutbacks, withheld the Wednesday and Thursday strips, citing a ¿newsroom...

Newspaper Guild to Discuss Possible Employee Buyout of Seattle 'P-I'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-18

The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild has scheduled a meeting next Tuesday to discuss whether Seattle Post-Intelligencer workers are interested in investigating a possible employee buyout of the...

Nearly Entire 'Star-Ledger' Editorial Board Takes Buyout

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-24

"I am going to have to rebuild all of it," Incoming Editorial Page Editor John Farmer said about the editorial board. "I don¿t look forward to that. I am losing some really good people."

Even Newseum Feeling Buyout Pinch

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-21

As newspapers nationwide go through buyouts and cutbacks, the museum dedicated to them, and other news outlets, is suffering as well.

Ballmer dismisses Yahoo buyout but open on search

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-11-19

Microsoft Corp. is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo Inc., CEO Steve Ballmer said Wednesday, though he told shareholders that the company would still be "very open" to a collaboration on...

Electronic Arts says ends Take-Two buyout bid

International Herald Tribune – 2008-09-15

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. says it is ending its its $2 billion takeover bid for rival Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., best known for the popular "Grand Theft Auto" series of...

'Detroit Free Press' Executive Editor Andrews Takes Buyout

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-26

"I am leaving to explore some things that have held my interest for a long time," Andrews said in a story, which added that he informed staffers Monday of the decision. "But I have tremendous...

Oregonian publisher announces buyout program for employees

The Oregonian – 2008-08-22

Fred A. Stickel, publisher of The Oregonian, today announced a voluntary buyout program for employees in specified job categories with at least five years of service.

Zell Company Seeks Part of Any Future Lawsuit Winnings Over Tribune Buyout

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-06

Billionaire Sam Zell is demanding a share of any money retirees and other creditors may win in lawsuits or legal settlements over the 2007 leveraged buyout he engineered of newspaper publisher...

Globe Slashing Up to 53 Jobs with Layoffs, Buyout Offers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-24

The Boston Globe has offered buyouts to 20 newsroom staffers and 23 advertising employees, at the same time it laid off 10 people from across the publication, according to the paper’s...

Settlement approved in lawsuit over Playboy buyout – 2013-03-20

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit over Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner's successful bid to take the company private.

UPDATE 3-U.S. buyout firm TPG to buy TSL Education for $600 mln

Reuters – 2013-07-08

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm TPG is to buy global educational publisher TSL Education from Charterhouse, TSL said on Monday, and aims to grow digital sales to TSL's online...

US judge won't stop Vegas newspaper buyout bid – 2013-09-07

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge says he won't stop the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal from trying to buy out the family publishers of the rival Las Vegas...

Judge Won't Halt Possible Buyout of Las Vegas Newspaper

Editor & Publisher – 2013-09-06

A federal judge says he won't stop the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal from trying to buy out the family publishers of the rival Las Vegas Sun. U.S. District Judge James...

UBM Channel Undergoes Management Buyout

Folio Magazine – 2013-09-17


Las Vegas Sun again asks US judge to halt buyout – 2013-09-21

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The editor-publisher of the Las Vegas Sun is again asking a federal judge to halt buyout attempts by the corporate owners of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.    

Cerberus Browsing BlackBerry's Books for Buyout Bid

AllThingsD – 2013-10-16

Sources say Cerberus Capital Management has signed a confidentiality agreement that gives it access to BlackBerry’s books.

Regional Publisher Niche Media Holdings Sold in Management Buyout

Folio Magazine – 2014-07-11


Activision CEO faced firing during Vivendi buyout talks

Los Angeles Times – 2014-07-16

Bobby Kotick, chief executive at video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. (think "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft"), saw his job threatened last year when he refused to accept the sale of...

Quercus makes redundancies following buyout

The Bookseller – 2014-09-03

More than half the Quercus staff have left the company following its buyout by Hodder &...

PRH Completes Sales Group Buyout

Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-30

In another step in the integration of Penguin and Random House, the company has completed the buyout process of eligible members within the PRH sales group.

Book People results reveal pre-buyout losses

The Bookseller – 2014-10-30

The Book People has said it will stay vigilant in “assessing the changing marketplace” going forward, after recording a £6.8m loss last year. Annual financial results for the year to December...

NYT gets at least 85 buyout applications by deadline

Crains New York – 2014-12-02

At least 85 New York Times employees applied for voluntary buyouts by Monday's deadline, falling short of the number the newspaper publisher said was needed to avoid firings, according to a...

New York Times Buyout Requests Don't Meet Paper's Goal

Advertising Age – 2014-12-02

At least 85 New York Times employees applied for voluntary buyouts by yesterday's deadline, falling short of the number the newspaper publisher said was needed to avoid firings, according to a union...

Bill Carter: NYT Buyout Offer 'Pretty Attractive By Print Journalism Standards'

The Huffington Post – 2014-12-17

Veteran New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter discussed his decision to take a buyout during an interview with HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Tuesday. "They put out a buyout offer and if you'd been...

Peter Lang announces management buyout

The Bookseller – 2015-03-17

The Switzerland-based Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group is coming under new ownership after a group of senior management and board members announced a management buyout. The new management team...

Kings place Mike Richards on waivers to start the buyout process

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-28

The glow of the 2014 Stanley Cup win and the reassuring words from center Mike Richards were enough to persuade Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi against using a compliance buyout with Richards...

Books-A-Million Investor Wants to Stop Buyout, Again

Publishers Weekly – 2015-07-31

Susan Vance is trying to halt the proposed $21 million takeover of the nation's number two chain by the Anderson family, who are the controlling share holders in the company.

SABMiller agrees in principle to buyout offer from Budweiser owner AB InBev

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-14

Beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller are one step closer to creating a brewing behemoth. The world's two largest brewers said Tuesday they had reached an agreement on the key terms of a...

A Flood Of Tribune Publishing Employees Signs Up For Buyout

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-29

Hundreds of Tribune Publishing employees may accept a buyout offer and hit the exits by year-end, giving the newspaper company a chance to cut labor costs but saddling it with hefty severance payouts...

Los Angeles Times buyout offer prompts 15 percent of newsroom to raise their hands

Poynter. – 2015-10-30

Fifteen percent of The Los Angeles Times newsroom has applied for buyouts, according to a source with knowledge of the process. At least 75 individuals in the 500-person flagship of Tribune...

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