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LONDON, May 8- Tom Mockridge, who worked closely with Rupert Murdoch in more than 20 years at News Corp, is to take over at Virgin Media, pitting the two men against each other in a battle for British pay-TV viewers.
LONDON, May 1- Credit Suisse named Marisa Drew and Ewen Stevenson to jointly lead its European investment banking business, following the departure of Jamie Welch to a client. Drew worked on deals including U.S. cable group Liberty Global's $15.8 bln acquisition of British cable group Virgin Media.
It seems as if news of most big deals is invariably leaked ahead of the official announcement. A study casts new light on the art of the leak, the New York Times reports.
AMSTERDAM, April 30- U.S.-listed cable firm Liberty Global has increased its stake in Dutch rival Ziggo to 15 percent from 12.65 percent previously, a regulatory filing at Dutch financial market regulator AFM showed on Tuesday.
PARIS, April 30- Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks. The care home group confirmed its full-year targets after first-quarter sales rose 14 percent to 385 million euros and it announced plans to expand into China.
*Liberty Global built 12.65 pct stake last month. BRUSSELS, April 26- Private equity firms Cinven. Ziggo shares fell 4.1 percent to 26.7 euros on Friday, although they were still around 40 percent above their flotation price on the Amsterdam stock exchange in March 2012.
*Liberty Global built 12.65 pct stake last month. BRUSSELS, April 26- Private equity firms Cinven. The buyout firms have been steadily reducing their holdings since floating Ziggo on the Amsterdam stock exchange a year ago.
MECHELEN, Belgium, April 25- Belgian cable operator Telenet's increased revenue by 11 percent in the first quarter as it more than doubled its mobile phone subscribers from a year earlier, it said on Thursday. Telenet said it had 625,000 mobile customers at the end of March, up from 257,800 a year earlier.
Liberty Global is looking to expand its European footprint by acquiring Germany's largest cable television operator, reports CNBC's David Faber.
*Liberty Global, Kabel Deutschland decline to comment. FRANKFURT, April 17- U.S. cable company Liberty Global is preparing a takeover offer for Kabel Deutschland, Manager Magazin reported, sending shares in Germany's biggest cable company higher.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Liberty already tied up with $15.75 bln Virgin Media deal. AMSTERDAM, March 28- Cable operator Liberty Global extended its reach into the Netherlands by buying a 12.65 percent stake in Ziggo for 632.5 million euros, prompting speculation it might eventually make a full bid.
March 19- Liberty Media Corp will buy a 27 percent stake in Charter Communications Inc, signaling Chairman John Malone's return to his roots in cable television and a renewed appetite for consolidation in the sector. Chief Executive Greg Maffei said Liberty sees opportunities in U.S cable and that low interest rates made the deal attractive.
Liberty Media is close to buying a 25 percent stake in cable operator Charter Communications for about $2.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
*Traders see as move to ward off possible Vodafone bid. FRANKFURT, Feb 20- Kabel Deutschland is to hike its dividend 67 percent in a move which some traders and investors saw as a first defensive jab to ward off a possible 10 billion euros bid from Vodafone.
*Vodafone looking at fixed assets in Europe. FRANKFURT, Feb 19- Vodafone moved closer to a possible 10 billion-euro bid for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland by hiring long-time banker Goldman Sachs to advise on options, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
*Vodafone talking to bankers on Kabel D deal- sources. PARIS/ LONDON, Feb 18- Vodafone's interest in Germany's biggest cable company Kabel Deutschland could foreshadow more fixed network acquisitions, notably in Spain, as it tries to keep up with tightening competition in Europe.
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LONDON, Feb 8- The technology, media and telecoms sector has seen the busiest start to a year in terms of M&A deals since the height of the dot.com boom in 2000, giving a boost to boutique banks which are increasingly winning work as advisers.