Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Jun 21 2010 | 12:50pm ET
Add another alternative investments player to the bidding war over red-ink soaked magazine Newsweek. Harbinger Capital Partners may be one of the dozen parties battling over the august weekly, which is being sold after a half-century by the Washington Post Co.
Harbinger—which two years ago won a seat on The New York Times Co.’s board of directors but has been paring its once 20% stake in the publisher ever since—is interested in Newsweek, Business Insider reports. The New York-based hedge fund declined to comment on the “market speculation,” the blog noted.
If Harbinger is in on the bidding, its battling two other potential buyers with ties to the alternative investments world. Hedge fund manager A.R. Thane Ritchie wants to buy the magazine, although on his own and not on behalf of his Ritchie Capital Management. Private equity firm OpenGate Capital, which owns TV Guide, is also bidding on Newsweek.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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