Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:16
Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut is once again the highest-ranking trade figure on the Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday (21st April).
Mamut is placed 54th on the list, with a fortune of £1,483m according to the newspaper supplement, which emphasised he still has "substantial Russian assets in property,...
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 08:15
Alexander Mamut, the Blackwell and Pearson families, and Jamie and Jools Oliver are among the book trade names on the Sunday Times Rich List 2012.
Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut has become the highest ranking book trade name on the list, with the paper putting the Russian's fortune at £1.3bn, and ranking him in 53rd...
Tue, 31/01/2012 - 10:15
Waterstones in Ireland made a loss after tax of €12.9m up to April last year, as sales fell by 8.8% to €19.8m (£16.6m), according to results filed at Companies House in Ireland and subsequently reported in the...
Wed, 05/10/2011 - 09:03
Waterstone's has unveiled a new board of directors, including a chairman with business links to Barnes & Noble.
Miranda Curtis, believed to be Waterstone's first chairman in at least 20 years, works for digital broadband business Liberty Global Inc, whose sister company Liberty Media Inc recently bought a 16.6% stake in...
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 07:25
Waterstone’s new owner Alexander Mamut has described the chain as “the last significant player in the UK” and claimed the bookseller’s continued existence was “important for UK society”.
The publicity-shy billionaire was interviewed for a piece on Waterstone’s intranet, which was obtained by...
Mon, 18/07/2011 - 09:25
Waterstone's managing director James Daunt has told staff "its approach to buying must change" and said he plans a "complete overhaul" of the chain's infrastructure.
In an email to staff, Daunt said it was essential an “entrepreneurial bookselling spirit” returned to Waterstone’s, which...
Fri, 01/07/2011 - 09:15
James Daunt's tenure at the helm of Waterstone's is likely to be about "revolution not evolution" as he begins his leadership of the company, according to a source close to the situation.
The new m.d. of the high-street bookseller took control of Waterstone's on Wednesday (29th June), as previous m.d. Dominic...
Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:41
Waterstone’s increased profit by £6.7m last year as like-for-like sales fell by 3.8%, according to financial results released today.
The HMV Group announced in its financial report that in the 52 weeks to 30th April 2011, Waterstone’s profit grew from £2.8m to £9.5m. During that time however, total sales...
Wed, 29/06/2011 - 09:31
Waterstone’s today begins its first day under the ownership of Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut’s A&NN Group as previous m.d Dominic Myers officially leaves the bookseller.
The HMV Group announced this morning (29th June) its disposal of Waterstone’s had officially completed following a vote by shareholders at...
Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:00
HMV Group shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of Waterstone's to Alexander Mamut, clearing the way for the bookseller to become independent.
In a vote held today at its general meeting, 99.96% of shareholders approved Mamut's A&NN Group taking over the business for £53m. The transaction is expected to...