Mon, 08/10/2007 - 14:20
There is an Aussie word, "motza", meaning "a large amount", as in "that bloke must be earning a motza". If there is one Australian family that has earned—and lost—plenty of motzas in its time, it is the Packers. The late Kerry Packer was probably best known in the UK for his determination when...
Fri, 21/09/2007 - 06:53
Private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners has lodged an indicative offer for the Australian and New Zealand businesses of bookseller Borders Group, reports Reuters, in a deal expected to be worth more than A$100 million ($87m).
The source familiar with the situation told Reuters that PEP lodged its offer through its A&R Whitcoulls...
Mon, 13/08/2007 - 15:28
Australia's largest bookseller has outraged suppliers by demanding extra payments if their sales through the chain fall short of minimum profitability levels. Angus & Robertson, which has 170 stores, invoiced 40% of its suppliers for up to AUS$100,000 (£42,000) to cover the shortfall, as
part of a "rationalising"...
Thu, 26/07/2007 - 08:53
Dymocks is planning a bid for the Australian and New Zealand business of US book retailer Borders Group, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The company's 24 stores are thought to be worth $200m.
The move will pitch Dymocks against local private equity player Pacific Equity Partners, which owns Angus & Robertson. Borders Australia...
Mon, 16/07/2007 - 09:10
Bookseller Borders Group has had strong interest in the planned sale of its Australian and New Zealand operations from trade and private equity firms, sale advisors KPMG have told Reuters.
KPMG corporate finance executive director Luke Lawrentschuck said an information memorandum will be sent out by the end of July and the sale...
Thu, 28/06/2007 - 22:15
Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock last week moved to change federal law in order to ban books, films and computer games that promote terrorism.
The legislation follows the country's Classification Review Board's decision last year to ban only two of the eight Islamic books that Ruddock had asked to be barred. The two...
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