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September 2, 1990 | From Reuters
Australian millionaire Robert Holmes a Court, once one of the country's richest men, died early Sunday, a family spokesman said. Holmes a Court, 53, suffered a heart attack in bed at his Heytesbury stud farm near Perth in Western Australia, spokesman Tim Treadgold told Reuters. He was taken to the Armadale Hospital in Perth but was dead on arrival, Treadgold said. "It was totally unexpected.
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BUSINESS
January 2, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Robert Holmes a Court, once Australia's richest man, left no will for his multimillion-dollar business empire when he died of a heart attack last year, the family lawyer said today. The South African-born Holmes a Court, 53, suffered a fatal heart attack at his ranch near Perth on Sept. 2.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1987
Publisher Rupert Murdoch neared victory in his effort to acquire Herald & Weekly Times Ltd., Australia's largest media concern, after Robert Holmes a Court withdrew one day after a court removed an injunction that had temporarily blocked Murdoch's News Corp. from proceeding with its bid. There had been speculation that Holmes a Court, a financier based in Perth, Australia, would again sweeten his proposal, currently valued at $1.32 billion, and top Murdoch's $1.47-billion offer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1990 | JEFF KAYE
The group of 13 West End theaters left by Australian businessman Robert Holmes a Court--including the Theater Royal Drury Lane, where the smash musical "Miss Saigon" is running--will remain under family control, his company said Tuesday. But despite the announcement, speculation continued here over the future of the group, Stoll Moss Theaters, which owns about 25% of the commercial stages in London's "theaterland."
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | From Reuters
Australian millionaire Robert Holmes a Court, once one of the country's richest men, died early Sunday, a family spokesman said. Holmes a Court, 53, suffered a heart attack in bed at his Heytesbury stud farm near Perth in Western Australia, spokesman Tim Treadgold told Reuters. He was taken to the Armadale Hospital in Perth but was dead on arrival, Treadgold said. "It was totally unexpected.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Corporate raider Robert Holmes a Court, who on Friday finally succumbed to fallout from the October stock market crash, combined the manners of an aristocrat with the doggedness of the self-made man. The South African-born Holmes a Court, who sold out most of his corporate empire to arch-rival Alan Bond and the Western Australia State Government Insurance Commission, left an indelible mark on Australian business life.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Australian Robert Holmes a Court sold most of his corporate empire on Friday as the stock market crash claimed as its biggest victim the feared corporate raider who once flirted with takeovers of USX Corp and Texaco. After months of speculation that his cash was dwindling due to massive stock market losses, the flamboyant Australian cashed in 39.9% of Bell Group, a large minerals concern, keeping a stake of only 3%.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Robert Holmes a Court, once Australia's richest man, left no will for his multimillion-dollar business empire when he died of a heart attack last year, the family lawyer said today. The South African-born Holmes a Court, 53, suffered a fatal heart attack at his ranch near Perth on Sept. 2.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1987 | From Reuters
Australian investor Robert Holmes a Court said Wednesday that he had received clearance from federal antitrust regulators to increase his stake in Texaco to as much as 15% from 9.6%. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Holmes a Court-controlled Bell Resources Ltd. said a required 30-day waiting period, which began July 14, had expired Aug. 13.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1988 | From Reuters
Australian corporate raider Robert Holmes a Court is being raided. Polo-playing publisher Kerry Packer and New Zealand's Ron (the Raider) Brierley on Thursday bid $606 million for the core of Holmes a Court's empire. "It's fascinating to have one entrepreneur taking on another like this," said stock analyst and longtime Holmes a Court watcher Tony Moody of A. C. Goode & Co. "It's all part of the game, and of course, it is a game," he said.
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