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United News & Media is to invest £20m in the Creative Planet online trading exchange for the US film and TV industry.
05-Dec-2000


United News & Media is to sell Express Newspapers to Northern & Shell, in a £125m deal that includes the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and a share in the Westferry joint venture.
22-Nov-2000


United News & Media is to sell Miller Freeman Europe, the operator of more than 100 trade shows, to Reed Elsevier for £360m.
26-Jul-2000


United News & Media is to sell Miller Freeman USA to VNU for £433m, but is still looking for a buyer for Miller Freeman's European business titles.
18-Jul-2000


United News & Media is negotiating the formation of alliances with mobile phone operators in order to expand its internet-related businesses into the mobile data market.
28-Jun-2000


United News & Media is planning to invest £120m in its Miller Freeman online publishing operations over the next two years.
08-Jun-2000


United News & Media is to sell its UAP consumer magazines business in the US to Trader Publishing for £338m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt and invest in its new media strategy.
10-May-2000


United News & Media has sold the food and retail exhibitions business of Miller Freeman to William Reed for about £5m.
21-Mar-2000


United News & Media is to sell its Visual Communications stock photography business to Getty Images of the US for £137m.
29-Feb-2000


United News & Media has announced plans to invest £370m in the internet over the next three years, and will bring its European internet operations together into a single new division.
25-Feb-2000


United News & Media and Carlton Communications have announced plans for a merger, in order to create the largest ITV broadcaster with six franchises and a market valuation of £8bn.
26-Nov-1999


United News & Media has acquired MP&A Editorial, the New York-based magazine publisher, for £1.4m, through its Miller Freeman PSN subsidiary.
27-Aug-1999


United News & Media has sold a number of UK and French publishing operations from its recently-acquired CMP division to VNU for £2.5m.
11-Aug-1999


United News & Media is acquiring Definitive Stock, the US online stock photography company, for £3.8m, and will combine the business with its Visual Communications subsidiary.
06-Aug-1999


United News & Media has acquired a number of US parenting publications for £3.9m, including Arizona Parent, Minnesota Parent and Northwest Parent Publishing.
18-Jun-1999


United News & Media is planning to acquire Two-Ten Communications, the supplier of press releases, from the Press Association for £17m.
08-Jun-1999


United News & Media is acquiring Strategic Marketing Corporation, the US market research company, for £11m.
19-May-1999


United News & Media has announced a recommended £571m takeover offer for CMP Media, the US technology media company, and will combine it with its Miller Freeman division.
30-Apr-1999


United News & Media's Miller Freeman division is acquiring Continuing Medical Education of the US for £68m.
20-Mar-1999


United News & Media is to acquire Audit & Surveys Worldwide, the US market research company, for £26m, as part of a strategy to offer a global market research service to large companies.
20-Jan-1999


United News & Media has acquired Verecom of the US, Fematec of Argentina, and Stammer of Italy, for £40m, in order to boost its Miller Freeman publishing activities.
15-Jan-1999


Time Warner and United News & Media have shortlisted three sites between Rugby and London as potentially suitable to set up a Movie World theme park and film production studio.
02-Oct-1998


United News & Media is planning to demerge its Garban and Harlow Butler money and securities broking business by distributing new shares to existing shareholders.
24-Jul-1998


United News & Media has sold United Provincial Newspapers, the publisher of the Yorkshire Post, to Candover Investments for £360m, and its Spanish regional publishing operation to Hebdo Mag International for £43m.
28-Feb-1998


United News & Media is acquiring Telecom Library, the US publisher of computer-telephony magazines, for £80m.
02-Sep-1997


United News & Media has made a recommended £262m bid for the remaining 70% of HTV, the Welsh broadcaster, signalling further consolidation in the independent TV sector.
28-Jun-1997


United News and Media has announced a £3bn merger with MAI, bringing together a wide range of media activities but expected to bypass restrictions on media ownership.
09-Feb-1996