Tag Archives: Jeff Bewkes

Forbes Suggests Five Potential Spinoffs

With all the spinoff excitement, Forbes looks ahead at the next brands that might be granted independence by their corporate overlords. Ebay(EBAY)’s StubHub. StubHub dominates live event ticket reselling. On the heels of a successful spinoff of PayPal, perhaps Ebay will go back to the well and spin off StubHub. Time Warner(TWX)’s HBO. Time Warner is no stranger… Read More »

HBO Go? No Chance, Says Time Warner CEO Bewkes

One of the big M&A stories of the summer was Rupert Murdoch-led 21st Century Fox’s (FOXA) unsolicited ~$80b bid for Time Warner (TWX). The deal would have created a media behemoth, but after facing resistance from Time Warner and shareholders, Fox yielded (for now) and announced a big buyback instead. A couple important items emerged from all of the… Read More »

Taking Their Time – Time Warner Pushes Out Time, Inc. Spinoff Again

At his last earnings call in August, Time Warner (TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes pushed back the timing of the company’s spinoff of Time, Inc. Three months later, another earnings call, and another delay. What had once been planned for completion this year is now projected to occur in the second quarter of 2014. Without elaborating on the reasons… Read More »

Time Can Wait: Magazine Spinoff Pushed Off Until 2014

One step forward, another step back. With a new CEO finally in place, Time Inc’s spinoff seemed to be gaining some momentum. It turned out to be short lived though as Time Warner (TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes announced during the most recent conference call that the spin would be pushed off until next year. The reason? Our top… Read More »

Reaching Back In Time: Time Warner Pulls The Ripp-Cord And Names Former Executive CEO Of Magazine Spin

Time Warner (TWX) has found its man to helm its upcoming magazine spinoff, naming former executive Joseph Ripp as CEO of Time Inc. Mr. Ripp served various roles at Time Inc and Time Warner over a 20 year career there and is expected to join the company in September. He is currently CEO of OneSource Information Services and… Read More »