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March 12, 1986
The company, owned by the Roy E. Disney family, said it has completed the open-market sale of about 1.8 million shares of Walt Disney Co. by Burbank-based Shamrock and certain family members but said the family will continue to hold 4 million Disney shares, or 3% of the total outstanding. Roy Disney is vice chairman of Walt Disney Co., which was co-founded by his father and uncle. A Shamrock spokesman said the shares were sold for other family business interests and tax planning purposes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2012
Patricia A. Disney Philanthropist, ex-wife of Walt Disney's nephew Roy Patricia A. Disney, 77, who grew up as a neighbor of Roy E. Disney in Toluca Lake and was married to him for more than 50 years, died Friday of Alzheimer's disease, her family announced. She was the vice chairman of Shamrock Holdings Inc., the investment company for the Roy E. Disney family. Patricia married Roy, Walt Disney's nephew, in 1955, and they had four children, who survive her. After the couple divorced in 2007, he remarried in 2008 and died at 79 in 2009.
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BUSINESS
March 23, 1985
Burbank-based Shamrock, an investment firm owned by the Roy E. Disney family, is seeking to acquire Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Central Soya. In a brief statement, Shamrock reported that one meeting between officials of the companies had taken place and another will be held next week. A week ago, Shamrock reported that it had arranged to purchase 10.7% of Central Soya's 14.1 million shares and would offer to buy the rest for $23 per share in a deal worth an estimated $292 million.
SPORTS
January 6, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Tony Ressler, co-founder of a Los Angeles investment firm that controls more than $40 billion in assets, has expressed interest in pursuing the Dodgers, according to two people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly. The roster of prospective owners also now includes Stanley Gold, longtime chief of Burbank-based Shamrock Holdings, according to a person who required anonymity but is familiar with his discussions about the Dodgers. Gold is perhaps best known for joining with his Shamrock partner, Roy Disney, in a public push for the ouster of Michael Eisner as chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. Ressler and Gold join a list of suitors that includes multibillionaire Steven Cohen, developer Rick Caruso and a group led by Magic Johnson.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
An investment group owned by members of the Roy E. Disney family sweetened its takeover proposal for Polaroid Corp. on Friday, but some analysts said the offer still was too low to succeed. Shamrock Holdings, which on July 19 offered $2.3 billion for Polaroid, improved its bid by promising to distribute to the camera maker's shareholders 40% of the proceeds from a successful Polaroid lawsuit.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Shamrock Holdings, a Burbank investment firm that waged an unsuccessful battle last December for Wherehouse Entertainment, said Thursday that it has agreed to buy rival music and video retailer Music Plus. Shamrock declined to say how much it will pay for the 54-store Southern California chain. The purchase continues a wave of consolidation in the industry.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Shamrock Holdings, the Disney family investment firm, won three seats on the board of directors of one of the nation's biggest cement makers Thursday, according to Shamrock's preliminary tally. Although the official results won't be released until next week, Shamrock executives said the early returns showed that their company won the seats on Texas Industries Inc.'s nine-member board by a 4-1 ratio. The vote took place at Texas Industries' annual shareholders meeting Thursday in Dallas.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
It was founded by the family that built the Happiest Place on Earth. But for many executives on the opposite side of the boardroom, Shamrock Holdings Inc. has been more like a house of horrors. A few years ago, the Burbank investment company owned by Roy E. Disney led a revolt to oust Walt Disney Co.'s then-chief executive, Michael Eisner. It not only was intensely bitter but also thrust the little-known firm into the limelight. Now it's at it again, this time agitating for change at one of the nation's largest cement makers.
SPORTS
January 6, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Tony Ressler, co-founder of a Los Angeles investment firm that controls more than $40 billion in assets, has expressed interest in pursuing the Dodgers, according to two people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly. The roster of prospective owners also now includes Stanley Gold, longtime chief of Burbank-based Shamrock Holdings, according to a person who required anonymity but is familiar with his discussions about the Dodgers. Gold is perhaps best known for joining with his Shamrock partner, Roy Disney, in a public push for the ouster of Michael Eisner as chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. Ressler and Gold join a list of suitors that includes multibillionaire Steven Cohen, developer Rick Caruso and a group led by Magic Johnson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski and James Bates
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died Wednesday. He was 79. Disney, who had been battling stomach cancer, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, according to Clifford A. Miller, a spokesman for Disney's company Shamrock Holdings. Disney toiled for years in the shadow of his famous uncle and his father, Disney Studios co-founder Roy O. Disney, who ran the business side of the company for his brother.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Shamrock Holdings, the Disney family investment firm, won three seats on the board of directors of one of the nation's biggest cement makers Thursday, according to Shamrock's preliminary tally. Although the official results won't be released until next week, Shamrock executives said the early returns showed that their company won the seats on Texas Industries Inc.'s nine-member board by a 4-1 ratio. The vote took place at Texas Industries' annual shareholders meeting Thursday in Dallas.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
It was founded by the family that built the Happiest Place on Earth. But for many executives on the opposite side of the boardroom, Shamrock Holdings Inc. has been more like a house of horrors. A few years ago, the Burbank investment company owned by Roy E. Disney led a revolt to oust Walt Disney Co.'s then-chief executive, Michael Eisner. It not only was intensely bitter but also thrust the little-known firm into the limelight. Now it's at it again, this time agitating for change at one of the nation's largest cement makers.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2007 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Three-dimensional movies have another believer: Roy E. Disney's Shamrock Holdings Inc. Shamrock's Capital Growth Fund is expected to announce this week that it is putting $50 million into Real D, which has equipped more than 700 movie screens with 3-D systems. The investment will give Shamrock and its partners a minority stake in the Beverly Hills company. Real D's overall value is believed to be more than $200 million. Neither company would confirm the figure.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2005 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
An investment fund led by Roy E. Disney has purchased an 80% stake in the Harlem Globetrotters, the parties said Tuesday. Shamrock Holdings' Capital Growth Fund, based in Burbank, said it hoped to develop merchandising and other new revenue sources for the Globetrotters, who have blended basketball and entertainment for nearly 80 years.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Manhattan Beach Studios, where movies and television shows including "CSI: Miami" and "The O.C." are filmed, has been sold by Shamrock Holdings of California Inc. to a Los Angeles investment banking firm. Oak Tree Capital Management Co. paid close to $100 million for the 22-acre facility on Rosecrans Avenue, real estate sources said. Oak Tree oversees billions of dollars in pension funds and is a principal investor in the nearby Playa Vista mixed-use development.
BUSINESS
July 17, 1998 | Bloomberg News
The investment company for the family of Roy E. Disney said it backs a push for Carter-Wallace Inc., the maker of Trojan condoms and Arrid antiperspirant, to sell itself. Shamrock Holdings of California Inc. said it will vote its 577,100 Carter-Wallace common shares in favor of a nonbinding resolution pressing for the company's sale, at its shareholder meeting Tuesday.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Shamrock Holdings, the Los Angeles-based investment arm of the Roy E. Disney family, said it will invest as much as $20 million for a 50% holding in Israel's Mashov Computers. Mashov controls a number of technology investments. Shamrock recently sold its 20% interest in Israel's largest publicly traded company, Koor Industries. "As we've come out of our investment in Koor, we've looked at Israel's investment horizon," said Robert Moskowitz, executive vice president at Shamrock.
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