August 26, 2003 |
News Corp. reportedly will sell its entire 8.1% stake in Tokyo-based Sky Perfect Communications Inc. to Sony Corp., Fuji Television Network Inc. and Itochu Corp. The terms of the sales are being worked out, the Nihon Keizai newspaper reported, without saying where it obtained the information. Sky Perfect, Japan's biggest satellite service, broadcasts Fox News and Bloomberg News among other channels. The newspaper didn't explain why News Corp.
April 5, 1994
Iwerks Entertainment Inc. has signed an agreement with Japan's Itochu Corp. to provide hardware for a second Cinetropolis movie complex in a shopping mall now under construction in Chiryu, Japan. Burbank-based Iwerks aims to build a global network of these entertainment centers featuring films and virtual reality attractions. The exact value of the agreement was not released. Iwerks said only that its worth was in the millions of dollars.
November 23, 2011
Private equity firm KKR & Co. LP and three partners say they have agreed to buy the privately held oil and gas company Samson Investment Co. for $7.2 billion In the deal announced Wednesday, KKR and its partners will get access to oil and gas assets in booming shale regions in the U.S., including shale formations that contain large amounts of oil and other liquid hydrocarbons. Samson's wells in the deep water Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast are not included in the deal.
August 17, 1995
Steven F. Hallsey has been appointed president of property management for Western National Group, an Orange-based property management and development company. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of more than 26,000 apartment properties in Southern California and for overseeing the operations of RGS, a maintenance services company. Hallsey was previously president of Harbor Group Real Estate Co. in Norfolk, Va.
August 12, 2013 |
The Dole Food Co. agreed Monday to sell all its remaining shares to the company's chairman and chief executive, David H. Murdock, taking the Westlake Village produce giant private in a sweetened deal valued at $1.2 billion. The 90-year-old Los Angeles billionaire will pay $13.50 a share in cash for all the outstanding shares of common stock he doesn't already hold. As of June, he and his family owned nearly 40% of Dole stock. The agreement, months in the making, comes after Murdock made a $12-a-share proposal in June.
December 27, 1996
Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it has boosted its stake in Mazda Motor of America Inc. to 88% from 50% in a bid to strengthen the financial structure of the car maker's U.S. marketing subsidiary. The Japanese car maker, 33% owned by Ford Motor Co., said it is investing $126 million in the subsidiary by acquiring 5.63 million new shares.