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Mediahuis has taken steps to ensure its takeover of INM will go through by mopping up a 29.9 per cent stake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two funds have moved to take advantage of Independent News & Media (INM) trading at a discount to the €146.5 million takeover price it has agreed (...)

Thomas Leysen, chairman of media company Mediahuis.

Belgo-Dutch newspaper publisher Mediahuis has increased its stake in Independent News & Media (INM) to 29.9 per cent, further cementing its positi(...)

Dermot Desmond:  The billionaire has given Datalex   €10m lifeline in the past few months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Belgo-Dutch newspaper publisher Mediahuis’s €146.5 million takeover of Independent News & Media (INM) this week will deliver €22 million to billio(...)

INM chief executive Michael Doorly and Murdoch MacLennan, INM non-executive chairman, at the company’s agm this week

The Department of Finance was presented with another stark warning over the long-term sustainability of the economy this week as a report pointed out (...)

Mediahuis chief executive Gert Ysebaert and chairman Thomas Leysen: the company bid €146 million for Independent News & Media this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many years ago at a dinner in the palatial home of the then Independent News & Media proprietor Tony O’Reilly a conversation developed around the (...)

Adare Manor and Golf resort. No expense was spared on Adare Manor’s renovation, which cost somewhere between €50 million and €100 million, depending on which report you read Photograph: Murray Consultants

“My commute is about 2½ minutes,” says Colm Hannon with a broad grin as he surveys the lush lawns of Adare Manor and the perfectly manicured adjoining(...)

Mediahuis CEO  Gert Ysebaert  and Thomas Leysen, its chairman,  in Dublin this week. Photograph; Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian banking group KBC, which has an Irish presence, held its main board meeting in Dublin a few years back. Its chairman, Flemish industrialis(...)

Independent House newspaper offices on Talbot Street,  Dublin. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Beef baron Larry Goodman is poised to make a 35 per cent profit on a stake built up in Independent News & Media (INM), leaving him alone among thr(...)

The €145 million proposed takeover of Independent News and Media (INM) by Belgian group Mediahuis was a tale of two meetings. At 11am, existing INM s(...)

Gert Ysebaert, CEO  (l) and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian company that has agreed a €145.6 million deal to buy Independent News & Media (INM) says the price, which was criticised as being too (...)

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