Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Oct 1 2010 | 11:40am ET
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Philadelphia’s two daily newspapers to a group of their creditors, led by hedge fund Angelo Gordon & Co.
The new owners of Philadelphia Newspapers, which publishes the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com Web site, hopes to close the $139 million sale by Oct. 8. Afterwards, the company’s main creditors, including Angelo Gordon and hedge fund Alden Global Capital, will have ownership stakes in the new owner, Philadelphia Media Network.
Also on Thursday, PMN worked out a deal with some of the newspapers’ unionized workers, the mailers. It still must strike a deal with the newspapers’ drivers, who helped scupper an early bankruptcy auction win by the Angelo Gordon-led group.
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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