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  1. Bertelsmann on Mergers and Acquisitions Path In 2011

    March 29, 2011 8:01 AM EDT Europe's biggest media group Bertelsmann BERT.UL said it had the financial muscle to look at acquisitions again after reducing its debt, and would look at Warner Music Group (WMG.N) and possibly EMI. Bertelsmann, which launched its biggest-ev ...

  2. Universal's Deutschrock Partners With Arvato

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arvato Digital Services, which is owned by the German media group Bertelsmann, is to partner with Universal Music's Berlin-based merchandising company Deutschrock. Deutschrock was founded in the early '90s by the German band "Die Är ...

  3. Bertelsmann's Architect Reinhard Mohn Dies

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reinhard Mohn, the former chief executive of BMG parent company Bertelsmann, has died, aged 88. Mohn, who died on Saturday (Oct. 3) in Gütersloh, was the great-great-grandson of the German media group's founder Carl Bertelsmann. Although he r ...

  4. Bertelsmann Welcomes BMG EU Approval

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has welcomed the EU Commission's decision to approve the music rights joint venture between Bertelsmann and KKR, BMG Rights Management. "We pursue the joint goal of turning BMG into a global music services provider," sai ...

  5. Sony BMG Joint Venture Divide On The Cards

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The split of the Sony BMG merger is virtually a done deal, Billboard.biz has learned. Well-placed sources say a Bertelsmann supervisory board meeting has been convened today to examine the sale of the German media giant's 50% stake, with a fi ...

  6. Report: Bertelsmann Wants $1.5bn for Sony BMG Stake

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann is valuing its stake in Sony BMG at $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion as the German media group escalates its efforts to pull out of the record music joint venture with Sony Corp, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. According to the r ...

  7. Bertelsmann Wants Out Of Sony BMG JV, Reports Claim

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fate of the Sony BMG joint venture is on the cards, again. According to a report published today in the New York Times , German media group Bertelsmann is planning to intensify talks on pulling out of its recorded music JV with Japan's So ...

  8. Bertelsmann Takes Hit From Napster Lawsuits

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann posted a first-quarter net loss as the German media giant felt the fallout over its support of the former Napster P2P service. The Guetersloh-based firm lost €117 million ($159 million) in first period, vs a profit of €60 million ($80 ...

  9. Sony BMG Drags Bertelsmann's Bottom Line

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Sony BMG joint venture "continues to face challenges" in light of a "sharp decrease" in the volume of the recorded music market, parent company Bertelsmann reported today (Nov. 8). The Sony BMG joint venture "continues ...

  10. Bertelsmann 1H Profit Rises

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company plans to rein in investment. German media company Bertelsmann AG reported an 8.5 percent in first-half net profit Wednesday (Sept. 6) and said it would rein in investment following a period of acquisitions. The results came as Bertelsmann ...

  11. Bertelsmann To Sell BMG Music Publishing

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from taking its shares public. Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from t ...

  12. Bertelsmann To Sell BMG Music Publishing

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from taking its shares public. Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from t ...

  13. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST goal: press 13M CDs, 11M DVDs. Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 million DVDs i ...

  14. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 mil Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  15. Bertelsmann 'Prepared For IPO'

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG, Europe's biggest media company, may become publicly traded for the first time as Belgium's Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA prepares to sell its 25% stake. Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan. 27) that it was prepar ...

  16. Bertelsmann 'Prepared For IPO'

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan. 27) that it was prepared for a possible share offering after a minority shareholder said it would exercise its right to request an initial public offeri Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan ...

  17. Bertelsmann Reports 3Q Gains

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST German group anticipates big Q4 record sked. Bertelsmann AG today (Nov. 9) reported gains in third-quarter operating profit on the back of solid contributions across its portfolio of interests. According to a Bertelsmann statement, all of the grou ...

  18. Bertelsmann Reports 3Q Gains

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG today (Nov. 9) reported gains in third-quarter operating profit on the back of solid contributions across its portfolio of interests. Bertelsmann AG today (Nov. 9) reported gains in third-quarter operating profit on the back of soli ...

  19. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  20. Sony BMG Names Digital, Legal Execs

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment continues to make upper-level appointments. The company today (Sept. 27) announced key executives in its digital music and legal divisions, all based in New York. Sony BMG Music Entertainment continues to make upper-le ...