December 27, 1997
Pierre Peladeau, 72, a Canadian media mogul who built one of Canada's largest publishing and media empires. Unlike many of Quebec's top business executives, Peladeau expressed support for the drive to make the mostly French-speaking province an independent country. Peladeau built Quebecor Inc. into a company that posted more than $4 billion in revenues in 1996. Founded in 1950, Quebecor employs 34,000 people worldwide, with business interests in Canada, the United States and Europe.
July 13, 1999
Canada's Quebecor Printing Inc. agreed to acquire World Color Press Inc. of Greenwich, Conn., for $1.4 billion in cash and stock in a deal that would create the largest commercial printer in the world. The combined company, to be known as Quebecor World Inc., would serve customers in magazines, catalogs, books, retail inserts and circulars and direct mail. Quebecor also would assume $1.3 billion of debt in the deal. Quebecor has 26,000 employees and revenue of $3.8 billion in 1998.
December 10, 1998 |
A merger of two of Canada's biggest newspaper chains, announced Wednesday, will create a new media powerhouse that challenges press baron Conrad Black's grip on the national newspaper market. Montreal-based Quebecor Inc., which runs the largest-circulation French-language paper in the country, surprised the market Wednesday with a $983-million agreement to buy Canada's second-largest newspaper group, Sun Media Corp.
January 1, 1992 |
A judge Tuesday approved an agreement between U.S. and British bankruptcy court officials aimed at reorganizing one of the main companies in the Maxwell family's crumbling media empire. The proposal for Maxwell Communication Corp. also requires the approval of the U.S. bankruptcy court in New York, which is scheduled to hear the matter Friday. The company, which includes Macmillan Inc. publishers, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
December 19, 2004 |
Things in Fernley aren't like they used to be. Just ask Linda Sanders. "We used to be able to go to the grocery store and talk to everybody," said the 63-year-old secretary, a longtime resident. "Now I don't know anybody." That's because the population of this former ranching community has nearly doubled in the last four years. Fernley officials estimate their city now has about 16,000 residents -- up almost 20% in the last year alone.
November 6, 1991 |
Robert Maxwell, the Czechoslovak war orphan who became a billionaire British gentleman and grandiose global media baron, was found dead Tuesday in waters off Spain's Canary Islands, where he had been vacationing on his yacht. Authorities said Maxwell, 68, who earlier this year had bought the New York Daily News, vanished overnight from the 180-foot Lady Ghislaine. His unclothed body was found several hours later.