Waterstones Sold, Daunt to Stay CEO

Elliott Advisors, a U.S. investment firm, has agreed to buy U.K. bookstore chain Waterstones for an undisclosed sum. James Daunt will remain CEO. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt wants to stay on as Waterstones chief after sale

James Daunt has said the process of selling Waterstones has resumed after Christmas, while expressing a desire to stay on as managing director of the chain retailer after the new owners come in. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's sold, Daunt in, Myers out

Written By: Lisa Campbell, Philip Jones and Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:50 Waterstone's has been sold to Alexander Mamut's A&NN Group for £53m. In a surprise move, James Daunt will run the bookseller as its managing director when the deal completes, with current... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones will emerge from crisis despite shopper caution, Daunt tells IPG

Shoppers will be cautious about returning to the high street but Waterstones will emerge from the coronavirus crisis and eventually have a wider range of shops, the firm's c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-02 12:12:46 UTC ]
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Elliott Management Agrees to Buy Barnes & Noble, Daunt to Run Both B&N and Waterstones

Elliott will pay some US$476 million for Barnes & Noble, having last year bought the UK's main chain Waterstones. James Daunt is to run both companies. The post Elliott Management Agrees to Buy Barnes & Noble, Daunt to Run Both B&N and Waterstones appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-07 12:22:03 UTC ]
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Daunt plans new buying structure after flat year at Waterstones

Waterstones is to split its centralised buying functions into two roles, aimed at resolving the disconnect between what is ordered by the chain and what is then sold through. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trade Conference Preview: Waterstones’ Daunt, Nielsen’s Bohme

With a dual-track structure for booksellers and publishers, the Scottish Book Trade Conference on February 26 will feature workshops as well as discussion. The post Scottish Book Trade Conference Preview: Waterstones’ Daunt, Nielsen’s Bohme appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Questex Sold to PE Firm MidOcean Partners; Paul Miller Named CEO

Questex, the Newton, Mass.-based publisher and trade show producer serving the travel-hospitality and technology spaces, among others, has been acquired by private equity firm MidOcean Partners from Shamrock Capital, which had owned the company since 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed. As... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Trade welcomes Daunt's continued leadership after Waterstones sale

Publishers, authors and agents have welcomed Waterstones’ change of ownership this morning and expressed relief at the news James Daunt is staying on to lead the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Solid accounts' for Waterstones will appeal to buyers, Daunt says

Waterstones plans to press ahead with its programme of opening new premises in 2018, despite the business being up for sale. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ST report on Waterstones sale 'sensible enough', says Daunt

A story in yesterday's Sunday Times reporting that N M Rothschild corporate financiers have been asked by Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut to explore a £250m sale of the chain has been described as "sensible enough" by the chain's m.d. James Daunt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt dismisses Russian bank link to Waterstones

Waterstones managing director James Daunt has moved to dismiss any suggestion that a Russian bank collapse will impact on the future ownership of the retail chain, saying that the situation is of “no interest or concern” to the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: Waterstones 'not put off' opening more unbranded stores

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has told The Bookseller he has received “endless” emails from members of the public urging the chain to open unbranded shops in their towns and cities, after the existence of such stores was recently highlighted in the press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: 'Amazon defines how Waterstones acts'

Amazon “defines” how Waterstones behaves, James Daunt, m.d. of Waterstones has said, but he added that a really good high street bookshop was "addictive" and could not be replicated online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones’ James Daunt: ‘Student of Bookshops’

From Brexit (no) to bookstore social space (yes) Waterstones' managing director James Daunt is certain about one thing: He wants 'to sell more books.' The post Waterstones’ James Daunt: ‘Student of Bookshops’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Waterstones three years from fiscal autonomy despite upturn, Daunt warns

Waterstones must sustain three years of consecutive profit-making before the company can “stand on its own two feet” and not rely on the “charity” of its owner, the chain’s m.d. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: 'higher energy booksellers' at Waterstones

In the last four years, Waterstones has changed to a company which is more customer-focused, with booksellers who have more flexible working hours, more accountability and higher energy, according to the chain’s m.d. James Daunt was speaking on the subject of the value of booksellers in a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Daunt: Waterstones shops should be 'more entrepreneurial'

Waterstones shops should be "significantly more entrepreneurial than they are at the moment", James Daunt has said. Speaking on a panel at the IPG spring conference about chain bookshops, alongside Blackwell's David Prescott, Daunt said that the "point at which we become more confident in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones cuts losses as Daunt looks ahead with 'optimism'

Waterstones cut its losses in its last financial year with managing director James Daunt describing it as year of “significant progress” and insisting that the business was edging towards profitability. It is the second consecutive year of reduced losses at Waterstones under Daunt, and includes... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: 'Waterstones could break even this financial year'

Waterstones will “break even” this year if the retailer has a good Christmas, according to its m.d James Daunt. In an interview with the Guardian, the Waterstones boss said the chain’s intention was to eradicate its losses by the end of its financial year. “We are heading towards break-even in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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