Equity securities

  1. Is Terra Firma's Investment in EMI The Biggest-Ever Private Equity Loss?

    February 07, 2011 2:36 PM EST Terra Firma's £1.7 billion (US $2.7 billion) loss on its investment in EMI could be a private equity record, according to research by Private Equity News and Dealogic reported in Financial News . The article reads: "Forstmann Little wrot ...

  2. Dimensional Completes Acquisition of The Orchard

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dimensional Associates announced on Thursday the completion of its acquisition of digital distributor The Orchard. The company entered into a merger agreement with Dimensional on March 16. At the time, Dimensional owned 42% of The Orchard's c ...

  3. Business Matters: Roger Faxon, EMI, VC Funding, Price Wars and more

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S DEDICATION TO A&R -- After Roger Faxon was named head of EMI Music , some people in the business press were under the impression that EMI would become either more committed to publishing or less committed to new artist development. ...

  4. Business Matters: WMG, EMI, Rhapsody, Sonos and more

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Over the weekend, The Telegraph reported that private equity firm KKR is in talks with Warner Music Group to break up EMI . KKR, which last year created a music publishing joint venture with Bertelsmann, is said to desire EMI’s music publishing ...

  5. KKR, Warner Music Eye Break-up Bid For EMI: Report

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Private equity firm KKR and Warner Music Group are in talks to launch a break-up bid for Warner's indebted British rival EMI, reported the Sunday Times. The paper said KKR is interested in acquiring the music publishing arm of EMI, which it s ...

  6. EU clears Bertelsmann, KKR music rights JV

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German media group Bertelsmann gained European Union regulatory approval on Wednesday for a joint music rights venture with private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Bertelsmann, which will own 49% of the joint venture, will contribute ...

  7. Kraski Forms Tenacity Management

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Equity Music Group president Mike Kraski has launched Tenacity Management and Consulting. "My philosophy and goal when I started Equity was that we as a label would be partners with the artist," Kraski said in a prepared statement ...

  8. Private Equity Firm Seen In Chrysalis Radio Talks

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media company Chrysalis Group is in talks with an unnamed private equity group over the sale of its radio unit, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Chrysalis said in February it had launched a strategic review that coul ...

  9. Fifield Interested In EMI Bid

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former EMI chief Jim Fifield is interested in potentially making an offer for EMI Group plc. In a statement issued to the London Stock Exchange by Corvus Capital, the investment management firm said it had been working with Fifield on a bid before ...

  10. EMI Calls Quits With Buyout Bidder

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's brief flirtation with a potential new private equity owner has finished, at least for now. In a brief statement issued this morning (Dec. 14) to the London Stock Exchange, the music major confirmed that discussions on a potential ...

  11. EMI Group Acquisition Still In Question

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc has declined to comment on speculation that it is close to a deal to be acquired by a private-equity group. A Dec. 8 report on The Wall Street Journal Online claims that Permira Advisers, the European private-equity company, is the b ...

  12. Sources: Clear Channel Bids Due In Coming Days

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company declines to comment. Bids are due in the coming days for Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio company, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Nov. 9. Clear Channel, which has about 1,150 stations, said las ...

  13. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Equity stake in new venture among Bandier's options. Equity stake in new venture among Bandier's options. News ...

  14. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock rises on private equity news. Stock rises on private equity news. News ...

  15. Warner Prefers To Return Cash Via Dividends

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. views an increase in the company's dividend as a preferred way to pay cash back to shareholders as opposed to paying down debt or buying back shares, a senior executive said o Warner Music Group Corp. views an increas ...

  16. Clear Channel To Issue CCE Spinco Dividend

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributed around Dec. 21. Clear Channel Communications will execute its spin-off of CCE Spinco by distributing the CCE shares in a dividend around Dec. 21, pending clearance by U.S. securities regulators. Clear Channel shareholders on December 1 ...

  17. Update: WMG Stock Ends First Day Down 3.5%

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Warner Music Group ended the first day of trading today (May 11) on the New York Stock Exchange down 3.5% at $16.40, following a $554.2 million initial public offering at $17 a share. Shares in Warner Music Group ended the first day of t ...

  18. Warner Music IPO Opens Below Asking Price

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Warner Music Group stumbled out of the gates this morning following the company’s initial public offering of 32.6 million shares at $17 a share. After opening at $16.60 the stock, which is Shares in Warner Music Group stumbled out of the ...

  19. Warner Music Trims Price Of IPO

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trading expected to begin Wednesday. Just hours ahead of the expected pricing of its initial public offering, Warner Music Group is reportedly trimming the price of the deal. Additionally, its investors are said to be scrapping plans to sell some ...

  20. Death Knell Tolls For German Film Funds

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government could move as early as May 5 to push through a new law that will shut down one of Hollywood's top sources of international film financing: German film funds. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The German govern ...

  21. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the Securitie ...

  22. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares to be set at $22-$24. Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the SEC that it intends to offer 27.17 million shares to the public. In addition, WMG' ...

  23. WMG Eyes $581M From IPO

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to receive net proceeds of $581 million, after deducting expenses associated with its upcoming $750 mill NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group says in a filin ...

  24. WMG Eyes $581M From IPO

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Most proceeds will pay debt, owners. Warner Music Group says in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to receive net proceeds of $581 million after deducting expenses associated with its upcoming $750 million initial ...

  25. Private Cash Flowing Into New Media Landscape

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing infusion of as much as $15 billion in private equity into new and old media deals will alter some ownership and economic dynamics of an industry that's already being transformed by digital (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The ongoing i ...

  26. Loudeye Lands $25.2M In Funding

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Digital media provider Loudeye has raised $25.2 million in new equity funding via a private stock sale. The company sold 16.8 million shares of common stock, with warrants to buy another 5 million sha LOS ANGELES -- Digital media provider Loudeye ...

  27. WMG Issues $700M In Bonds

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group issued nearly $700 million in debt on Dec. 23 and will use the funds to pay equity shareholders a dividend and repurchase some of its common and preferred stock. NEW YORK -- The Warner Music Group issued nearly $700 million ...

  28. WMG Issues $700M In Bonds

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Investors to receive third payback. The Warner Music Group issued nearly $700 million in debt on Dec. 23 and will use the funds to pay equity shareholders a dividend and repurchase some of its common and preferred stock. The bonds comprised about ...

  29. Loudeye Lands $25.2M In Funding

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital media provider Loudeye has raised $25.2 million in new equity funding via a private stock sale. The company sold 16.8 million shares of common stock, with warrants to buy another 5 million sha Digital media provider Loudeye has raised $25. ...

  30. Loudeye Lands $25.2M In Funding

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital media provider Loudeye has raised $25.2 million in new equity funding via a private stock sale. The company sold 16.8 million shares of common stock, with warrants to buy another 5 million sha Digital media provider Loudeye has raised $25. ...

  31. Source: Comcast Won't Meet Disney Price

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Disney says bid represented 15% discount on its stock. Disney says bid represented 15% discount on its stock. News ...