Leadership


VNU Replaces Board Members, CEO Resigns


June 15, 2006

Dutch media company VNU NV, which was purchased last month for $9.7 billion by a consortium of private equity firms, replaced all but one member of its Board of Directors with executives from the private equity firms that purchased the company, and said good bye to its CEO at its annual meeting earlier this week, the company announced in a news release.

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Canon Communications Ex-CEO Forms New Company


May 10, 2006

Even as Canon Communications is acquiring a portfolio of Reed shows, former Canon CEO Bill Cobert is starting a new company to seek media-industry acquisitions. The company, called EBITDA Media, has one employee now, Cobert himself. But Cobert says it's likely that he will have at least one acquisition in place in six to 12 months.

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