TITLE

W.H. Smith Considers Takeover Bids

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Book Publishing Report;4/26/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 15, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the reorganization of publishing company W.H. Smith PLC in London, England. Dividend reduction; Retrenchment of jobs; Permission of Permira Advisers Ltd. to study the books of the company.
ACCESSION #
12978689

 

Related Articles

  • No time for Swanning around at WH Smith. Pitcher, George // Marketing Week;4/22/2004, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p27 

    Discusses the bid made by venture capitalist Permira for retailer WH Smith Inc., and its impact on the leadership of chief executive Kate Swann. Business performance of the retailer in 2003; Profile on Swann; Details of Permira's offer.

  • Stationary vehicle. Quilter, James // In-Store;May2004, p9 

    Presents an update on the takeover bid of Permira for WH Smith in Great Britain as of May 204. Share price offered by Permira to WH Smith for control of the company; Assets under the name of WH Smith Group; Developments which have improved the position of WH Smith, according to retail analyst,...

  • . . . and wins Permira's WHSmith bid over CC. Jordan, Dearbail // Lawyer;4/26/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 16, p10 

    Reports that Permira has chosen the law firm Slaughter & May as its adviser on its bid for retailer WHSmith. Defeat of rival law firm Clifford Chance for the instruction; Private equity practice; Deal originator of Permira's bid for Debenhams.

  • W H Smith, whose money-making magic endured for two centuries, is today "strategically challenged" by a pincer movement of supermarkets and bookshops such as Waterstone's. Hosking, Patrick // New Statesman;5/3/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4686, p31 

    Focuses on news distribution and retail group W H Smith, and the informal offer made by investment group Permira. History of W H Smith, which introduced the first private lending libraries to the public; Ventures that failed; View of Kate Swann that the company is "strategically challenged";...

  • WH Smith opens books in gesture to bidders.  // Music Week;5/1/2004, Issue 17, p7 

    Reports that WH Smith has opened its financial records for scrutiny by its potential buyer, a group composed of Simon Burke, Keith Hammill and venture capitalist Permira. Involvement of Hammill and Burke with WH Smith in the past; Plan to reduce store space devoted to music, according to WH...

  • Britain: Looking Westward to Expand. Baker, John F. // Publishers Weekly;3/13/2000, Vol. 247 Issue 11, p42 

    Deals with the plans of book publishers in Great Britain to expand their business in the United States' market. Arrangement of BBC Worldwide with Veronis Suhler Associates to support BBC Worldwide's acquisition of American companies; Reasons behind the purchase of Hodder Headline by W.H. Smith;...

  • Lagadere Eyeing Hodder Headline. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;5/31/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 22, p17 

    Reports that Arnaud Lagadere, chairman of Hachette Lagadere, is interested in purchasing Hodder Headline from British book and stationary retailer WH Smith. Revenue posted by the British publishers owned by Lagadere; Takeover bid involving WH Smith.

  • DATAMONITOR: WH Smith PLC.  // WH Smith PLC SWOT Analysis;Feb2012, p1 

    A company profile of WH Smith PLC, which is a retailer of books, newspapers, magazines, stationery and entertainment products, is presented. An overview of the company is given, along with key facts including contact information, number of employees and revenues. A SWOT analysis is provided...

  • WH Smith rejigs marketing team for high-street.  // Marketing (00253650);8/22/2002, p3 

    Reports the restructuring done on the marketing department of WH Smith.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics