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This CMU timeline covers the sale of the EMI music company.
CITIGROUP SEIZES OWNERSHIP OF EMI
02.02.11 > As Citigroup takes control, what next for EMI?
04.02.11 > Citigroup’s EMI grab possibly took Terra Firma by surprise
24.02.11 > Guy Hands reflects on EMI
18.09.12 > Credit crunch caused EMI deal to go bad, says Terra Firma chief
05.10.12 > Terra Firma wants a new trial in its EMI dispute with Citigroup
06.03.13 > Hands chats about his EMI adventure
PRE-SALE RUMOURS AND SPECULATION
28.01.11 > So, who is going to buy EMI?
11.02.11 > Hands says he would re-bid for EMI if the price was right
21.03.11 > Citigroup talking to EMI bidders
30.03.11 > Bertelsmann CFO confirms BMG’s acquisition intent
13.04.11 > Citigroup says it will sell EMI to one buyer
03.05.11 > BMG and Universal may co-bid for Warner and EMI
16.05.11 > Citigroup approaches Blavatnik about EMI?
10.06.11 > Citigroup to step up EMI sale, and why BMG might like it if Warner was successful
THE SALE NEGOTIATIONS
21.06.11 > For sale, Electric And Musical Industries
22.06.11 > Universal interested in bidding for EMI
24.06.11 > EMI buyer speculation
07.07.11 > Citigroup to seek EMI bids by end of month
18.07.11 > Bertelsmann chief: We’ll likely bid for EMI, but probably won’t win
20.07.11 > Can Warner afford to buy EMI?
26.07.11 > BMG submits EMI bid, says Post
04.08.11 > Could EMI go for £2.5 billion?
08.08.11 > More speculation over bidders for EMI
18.08.11 > CAA investor bidding for EMI
THE SALE NEGOTIATIONS: FINAL STAGES
01.09.11 > Second round of bidding for EMI due next week
27.09.11 > Citigroup sets 5 Oct deadline for EMI sale
03.10.11 > Five players expected to make final bid for EMI
05.10.11 > Does it matter that EMI will likely cease to be British?

06.10.11 > Sony gets partners for its EMI bids
10.10.11 > Citigroup committed to selling as new bidder enters race for EMI
13.10.11 > Insiders say EMI likely to be split as part of sale
27.10.11 > Warner and BMG back to being favourites in EMI bidding race
28.11.11 > Universal out of race to buy EMI
31.10.11 > Now Warner pulls out of EMI bidding
07.11.11 > Universal and Warner may both be back in the running for EMI
10.11.11 > Citigroup now compromising to speed up EMI sale
UNIVERSAL WINS THE BIDDING FOR THE EMI RECORD COMPANIES
11.11.11 > Vivendi confirms Universal purchase of EMI recordings
11.11.11 > EMI CEO Roger Faxon announces sale in letter to staff
12.11.11 > The end of an era – EMI assets sold to major label rivals
16.11.11 > Vivendi sells small stake in Activision – motivated by EMI deal?
SONY/ATV WINS THE BIDDING FOR EMI PUBLISHING COMPANY
12.11.11 > Sony/ATV confirms acquisition of EMI Publishing
12.11.11 > The end of an era – EMI assets sold to major label rivals
08.12.11 > The future of EMI Publishing: Sony chief chatters
WHAT WILL THE DEALS MEAN FOR EMI?
14.11.11 > The EMI sale – some questions
15.11.11 > EMI chief briefs staff on takeover process
15.11.11 > Roger Faxon’s memo to staff about the EMI sale
10.01.12 > Citigroup in talks with EMI pension fund
COMMENT ON THE SONY AND UNIVERSAL DEALS
14.11.11 > The EMI sale in quotes
16.11.11 > BMG not too upset to lose out in EMI race
09.12.11 > Warner boss has no regrets over EMI sale
INDIE SECTOR’S OPPOSITION TO THE SONY AND UNIVERSAL DEALS
09.11.11 > IMPALA calls on EU to explore options for intervening on any acquisition of EMI
11.11.11 > IMPALA responds to Universal’s EMI deal – confirms it will oppose it in Brussels
20.01.12 > AIM rallies members to oppose EMI sale
27.01.12 > IMPALA restates EMI sale opposition
21.02.12 > IMPALA restates opposition to Universal’s EMI deal as major files papers with EC
16.04.12 > Beggars man expands on his opposition to Universal’s EMI deal
21.06.12 > Mills reaffirms opposition to Universal’s EMI deal
22.06.12 > Uni/EMI under the spotlight on Capitol Hill
25.06.12 > Azoff hits back at Congressional Uni/EMI opponents
29.06.12 > Essential chief says he was misquoted at Congressional hearing on EMI
17.07.12 > IMPALA co-president backs Universal’s EMI deals, subject to concessions
18.07.12 > Merlin will continue to oppose Universal/EMI merger
23.07.11 > More indies support Universal’s EMI deal, yet regulators still not convinced
26.07.12 > Panegyric’s Declan Colgan on Universal’s EMI bid
26.07.12 > Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde on Universal’s EMI bid
27.07.12 > AIM maintains opposition to Universal’s EMI bid, Beggars chief backs FAC proposal
31.07.12 > US indies group calls for American remedies for Universal/EMI deal
02.08.12 > Future Of Music Coalition reaffirms opposition to Universal’s EMI bid
18.09.12 > IMPALA calls on European Commission one more time to block Universal/EMI
19.09.12 > Universal/EMI approved in Australia, indie community speaks out
WARNER’S OPPOSITION TO THE SONY AND UNIVERSAL DEALS
18.01.12 > Will Warner oppose Universal’s EMI deal?
01.02.12 > Warner will fight Universal’s EMI takeover, says outgoing Chairman
10.02.12 > Warner CEO confirms his company will oppose EMI sale
23.02.12 > Warner owner still hopes to buy EMI assets as a result of regulatory investigations
22.06.12 > Uni/EMI under the spotlight on Capitol Hill
25.06.12 > Azoff hits back at Congressional Uni/EMI opponents
THE REGULATORY PROCESS
20.02.12 > Universal files its EMI bid with European regulators
21.02.12 > IMPALA restates opposition to Universal’s EMI deal as major files papers with EC
28.02.12 > Sony/ATV files EMI Publishing bid with EC
29.02.12 > IMPALA reaffirms opposition to Sony/ATV’s EMI deal
08.03.12 > US lobbying group publishes letter opposing EMI deals
16.03.12 > Universal’s EMI bid heading for phase two of EC investigation
20.03.12 > IMPALA welcomes rumoured EC concerns over Universal’s EMI deal
26.03.12 > As its merger investigation heads into phase two, EC outlines specific concerns
28.03.12 > Sony/ATV offer EMI concessions in Europe, as Californian AG takes an interest
30.03.12 > NZ competition regulators launch investigation into Universal’s EMI purchase
03.04.12 > Sony proposes sale of Virgin publishing catalogues to sweeten EMI takeover
16.04.12 > Beggars man expands on his opposition to Universal’s EMI deal
18.04.12 > Two artist unions give conditional support to Universal’s EMI bid
23.04.12 > Global artist union opposed to Universal’s EMI deal
25.04.12 > EC sends out new questionnaire over Universal’s EMI bid
27.04.12 > Pressure groups want US senate to consider Universal’s EMI bid
09.05.12 > Queen manager supports Universal’s EMI bid
14.05.12 > Universal’s EMI bid to be considered in US Senate
11.06.12 > EC to provide Universal with statement of objections over EMI deal
15.06.12 > Universal’s EMI deal to get congressional hearing next week
20.06.12 > Universal receives Statement Of Objections over EMI bid from EC
21.06.12 > Mills reaffirms opposition to Universal’s EMI deal
22.06.12 > Uni/EMI under the spotlight on Capitol Hill
25.06.12 > Azoff hits back at Congressional Uni/EMI opponents
28.06.12 > Universal spin allegedly delays IFPI report
29.06.12 > Essential chief says he was misquoted at Congressional hearing on EMI
02.07.12 > Universal boss reassures staff after parent company chief resigns
06.07.12 > Universal submits response to EC concerns over EMI deal
09.07.12 > Vivendi chairman steps in to help Universal’s EMI bid
08.11.12 > Brazil competition regulator limits Universal and Sony’s EMI acquisitions
THE REGULATORY PROCESS: SONY/ATV DEAL APPROVED IN EUROPE AND THE US
19.04.12 > EC to green light Sony’s EMI deal, as Marty moves to allay staff fears
20.04.12 > EC approves Sony/ATV’s EMI deal
29.06.12 > EC publishes summary of its decision on Sony buying EMI Publishing
02.07.12 > Sony consortium acquires EMI Publishing after getting FTC approval
THE REGULATORY PROCESS: UNIVERSAL OFFERS CONCESSIONS
11.07.12 > Grainge has a new manifesto for music, just as long as he gets EMI
17.07.12 > IMPALA co-president backs Universal’s EMI deals, subject to concessions
18.07.12 > Universal continues to wrangle over what assets must go to secure EMI deal approval
18.07.12 > Merlin will continue to oppose Universal/EMI merger
19.07.12 > Asset sale proposals widen as Universal fights for EMI
19.07.12 > FAC says artists should get first dibs on any EMI assets up for sale
20.07.12 > Zelnik and Branson speak about their Virgin ambitions
23.07.11 > More indies support Universal’s EMI deal, yet regulators still not convinced
26.07.12 > Universal finalises its divestment plan to win EMI bid approval
26.07.12 > Panegyric’s Declan Colgan on Universal’s EMI bid
26.07.12 > Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde on Universal’s EMI bid
27.07.12 > AIM maintains opposition to Universal’s EMI bid, Beggars chief backs FAC proposal
27.07.12 > Could Universal sell Parlophone to get EMI deal approval?
27.07.12 > Universal submits proposals for remedies to EMI bid to EU regulators
30.07.12 > Universal proposes radical divestments to smooth through EMI deal
31.07.12 > US indies group calls for American remedies for Universal/EMI deal
02.08.12 > Future Of Music Coalition reaffirms opposition to Universal’s EMI bid
06.08.12 > EC sends detailed questionnaire to stakeholders over Universal’s EMI concessions plan
08.08.12 > EMI posts loss, draws Prof Green wrath
10.08.12 > Most stakeholders satisfied with Universal’s EMI concessions, but some push for more
10.08.12 > CMU Beef Of The Week #122 > Professor Green v EMI
13.08.12 > Could Universal just sell off EMI in its entirety?
20.08.12 > More Universal/EC talks expected to try to reach a resolution on EMI
21.08.12 > Universal’s EMI takeover gets green light in Canada
23.08.12 > Now the House Of Reps is considering Universal’s EMI deal
31.08.12 > Crunch meeting due next week as Europe’s investigation reaches final stage
11.09.12 > Universal gives Citigroup a billion in pending EMI takeover
14.09.12 > Regulators in Europe and US close to ruling on Universal/EMI
18.09.12 > IMPALA calls on European Commission one more time to block Universal/EMI
19.09.12 > Universal/EMI approved in Australia, indie community speaks out
20.09.12 > Universal’s EMI deal due to be approved in Europe on Friday
THE REGULATORY PROCESS: UNIVERSAL DEAL APPROVED IN EUROPE AND THE US
21.09.12 > Universal’s EMI purchase gets European approval
21.09.12 > The European Commission’s statement on Universal’s EMI deal
21.09.12 > EMI CEO Roger Faxon’s email to staff
21.09.12 > US Bureau Of Competition statement on Universal/EMI approval
21.09.12 > Universal’s £1.2 billion EMI bid approved without remedy in the US
21.09.12 > Merlin expresses disappointment at Universal/EMI approval
24.09.12 > Universal’s EMI deal approved in Europe and US
24.09.12 > EMI deal divestments: What does it mean for Universal?
24.09.12 > EMI deal divestments: The bidding begins
24.09.12 > EMI deal: Independent responses
EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING POST-SONY/ATV ACQUISTION
18.04.12 > Half of EMI Publishing’s staff could go if Sony/ATV deal goes through
19.04.12 > EC to green light Sony’s EMI deal, as Marty moves to allay staff fears
02.07.12 > Sony consortium acquires EMI Publishing after getting FTC approval
11.07.12 > Sony/ATV restructures management team as EMI staff cull begins
09.08.12 > EMI Publishing chief to head up combined Sony/EMI in UK
07.12.12 > PRS director becomes Deputy MD for Sony/ATV UK
EMI MUSIC POST-UNIVERSAL ACQUISTION
01.10.12 > Universal completes EMI acquisition, all eyes now on the Parlophone Label Group
01.10.12 > Universal CEO Lucian Grainge’s email to staff on EMI
02.10.12 > Universal chief addresses staff of expanded major
15.10.12 > Branson hopes Universal will “reinvigorate languished” Virgin Records
29.10.12 > Universal EMI lay-offs begin
30.10.12 > Structure of combined Universal/EMI Nashville confirmed
07.11.12 > Universal plans to launch Capitol UK
27.11.12 > Universal appoints Sony man to run EMI USA
08.01.13 > Universal combines Christian music publishing interests into one unit
16.01.13 > Universal rejigs Japanese management post-EMI acquisition
17.01.13 > Universal appoints Cockle to run Virgin Records UK
30.01.13 > Rejigs and redundancies as Universal/EMI consolidation continues
22.02.13 > More appointments at Universal’s newly acquired EMI units
18.03.13 > Could Universal put Capitol UK into Abbey Road Studios?
18.03.13 > Universal merges Virgin and Mercury, confirms Capitol UK launch
25.04.13 > Capitol UK launches
REGULATOR AGREED ASSET SALES
21.09.12 > Sony initiates sale of EMI catalogues agreed with regulator
08.10.12 > Simon Fuller considering bid for EMI assets
23.10.12 > Could BMG’s Parlophone bidding result in KKR rethinking its involvement?
24.10.12 > BMG denies KKR shareholding could be affected by EMI bidding
26.10.12 > First round bids in for EMI Publishing catalogues on the block
12.11.12 > Fuller in discussions with financiers as Universal opens ‘data room’ for Parlophone sale
15.11.12 > Fuller among nine initial bid proposals for Parlophone
19.11.12 > More finance firms linked to Fuller’s Parlophone bid
29.11.12 > Four bidders remain in EMI Publishing catalogue sale
03.12.12 > Fuller may bid for US independent Concord too
06.12.12 > Concord for sale, but unlikely to go to Fuller
21.12.12 > BMG buys Virgin and Famous UK publishing catalogues
22.12.12 > BMG acquires Mute catalogue
07.01.13 > Sony and BMG to co-bid for Parlophone
11.01.13 > IMPALA raises concerns over Sony bid for EMI label assets
07.02.13 > Parlophone Label Group sold to Warner Music for £487 million
07.02.13 > Martin Mills positive about sale of Parlophone to Warner
07.02.13 > Indie community welcomes Warner’s Parlophone acquisition
08.02.13 > Parlophone to become part of Warner after final big deal in EMI saga announced
13.02.13 > Sony bidding for EMI’s half of Now!
15.02.13 > BMG acquires Sanctuary catalogue
19.02.13 > Indie community announces deal with Warner on back of its PLG acquisition
27.02.13 > Universal completes EMI divestments with Now! and Co-op deals
26.03.13 > [PIAS]‘s Co-op acquisition approved
02.05.13 > BMG’s Mute and Sanctuary acquisitions complete
26.04.13 > Warner boss discusses Parlophone plans in memo
15.05.13 > Warner’s purchase of Parlophone Label Group approved by European Commission
20.05.13 > BMG’s acquisition of EMI song catalogues approved
03.06.13 > [PIAS] to market and distribute BMG’s Mute and Sanctuary catalogues
14.06.13 > Vidler to step down once Warner’s Parlophone acquisition complete
02.07.13 > Warner’s acquisition of Parlophone complete
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