Articles by Dan Lalor



EMI, Warner in Takeover Tussle

  • 29 June 06
  • Reuters
EMI and Warner Music were locked in a two-way $4.6 billion takeover battle on Wednesday, with each trying to acquire the other to create a combined company that would shrink the industry to three dominant players.

Mittal: Bid Is Welcomed by Arcelor Shareholders

  • 16 February 06
  • Reuters
Mittal Steel, the world's largest steelmaker, said its bid for rival Arcelor was positively received by many of the Luxembourg-based firm's shareholders as it posted forecast-beating fourth quarter earnings Wednesday.

Osmond in $9Bln Pub, Inn Bid

  • 04 March 03
  • Reuters
Hugh Osmond, the swashbuckling British entrepreneur, has launched a $8.66 billion bid for British hotels and pubs operator Six Continents PLC.

M&S Sells Brooks For $225M in Cash

  • 26 November 01
  • Reuters
British retailer Marks & Spencer PLC sold U.S. menswear chain Brooks Brothers Inc. for $225 million cash Friday, the last major step in a restructuring to focus on its core British business.

Republican Victory in U.S. Boosts Dollar