KommentariiEsche not Evening16.01.2009Biznesmen Alexander Lebedev could buy the Evening Standard newspaper in just one funtRossiysky businessman Alexander Lebedev has acquired a controlling stake in the newspaper Evening Standard. This is the journalists told AFP the company Associated Newspapers Ltd.
The official reported that Associated Newspapers Ltd approved the sale of shares in the Evening Standard "for a nominal sum" of Evening Press Ltd, founded by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Yevgeny Lebedev. The Guardian says that the proportion of Lebedev in the loss at this time the newspaper will be 75.1 percent.
Remember, on 15 January in the British media have reported that after the "secret and dramatic" talks Lebedev had negotiated with the Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) to purchase shares of publication.
However, the same day, the press service of the businessman has denied the report, saying that he was going to buy an influential foreign publications, but not the Evening Standard. At the same time became aware of the negotiations Lebedeva with Rupert Murdoch about buying The Times, in which a Russian businessman was refused.