Carlyle Group

  1. Apple Buys Beats in $3 Billion Deal; Iovine, Dr. Dre to Join Tech Giant

    May 28, 2014 4:33 PM EDT 14 2.117 k 173 69 After nearly three weeks of waiting and speculation, Apple has officially announced the acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music in a $3 billion deal.   Beats founders -- Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine and hip-ho ...

  2. Morning Fix: Industry Vet Polly Anthony Dies; Max Lousada New Warner UK CEO; Kings of Leon Score U.K. No. 1

    September 30, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE FORMER MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN POLLY ANTHONY DIES Music industry veteran Polly Anthony, who served in executive roles at such record labels as Epic and Geffen, has reportedly died after a long batt ...

  3. Beats Electronics Receives Reported $500 Million Investment From The Carlyle Group

    September 27, 2013 1:01 PM EDT Beats Electronics LLC (Beats), the audio brand co-founded by Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today announced that the Carlyle Group had agreed to make a minority investment in the company. Though terms ...

  4. Wholesaler Baker & Taylor To Be Sold For $455M

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Closing date on deal hasn't been set. Baker & Taylor, the books, video and music wholesaler based in Charlotte, N.C., will be sold for $455 million to Castle Harlan, a private equity firm. Willis Stein & Partners, which bought the com ...

  5. Wholesaler Baker & Taylor To Be Sold For $455M

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Closing date on deal hasn't been set. Baker & Taylor, the books, video and music wholesaler based in Charlotte, N.C., will be sold for $455 million to Castle Harlan, a private equity firm. Willis Stein & Partners, which bought the com ...

  6. VNU Agrees To $8.9BN Acquisition

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard parent VNU, a global information and media company based in the Netherlands, has agreed to be acquired by a consortium of six private equity investors. The offer values VNU's equity at &#x20 Billboard parent VNU, a global inform ...

  7. Major Music Wholesaler For Sale

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Baker & Taylor being shopped by Goldman Sachs. Baker & Taylor, the books, video and music wholesaler based in Charlotte, N.C., is up for sale, sources say. Nearly 30 months after Willis Stein & Partners acquired the wholesaler in J ...

  8. AMC, Loews Cineplex Plan To Merge

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AMC Entertainment, the second-largest U.S. theater chain, said June 21 that it will buy Loews Cineplex Entertainment in a deal that will see AMC's president/CEO Peter Brown run the combined entity. Th (The Hollywood Reporter) -- AMC Entertain ...