Taylor Swift and Bob Dylan are among the stars featured in recent sales of back catalogues, and the rise of streaming services has some analysts predicting a doubling of revenue from music assets by 2030. But risks abound, from overpaying, to the threat of rising interest rates, not to mention if a songwriter doesn’t gel with their private equity overlords.
Today about half of America’s newspapers are controlled by investment groups. But as the FT’s James Fontanella-Khan explains, one name stands above the rest: Alden Global Capital. Critics say it’s destroying local newspapers, but Alden says it’s saving th
Activist investors have had a quiet year, thanks to Covid-19. Even a group of investors renowned for their aggressive tactics were reluctant to publicly attack companies reeling from the impact of a global pandemic.
Due Diligence’s James Fontanella-Khan, US corporate finance and deals editor, explains why established companies from brick and mortar retailers to broadcasters are taking risky bets on big acquisitions.
With healthcare providers turning to digital to meet consumer demands, an increasing convergence of healthcare and tech companies could restore M&A activity for 2019. But is this emerging healthtech sector immune to global uncertainty?
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