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10/09/98
FINANCE NOTES

SLM Int''l, the company that makes CCM hockey equipment, has agreed to buy Sports Holdings Corp. (SHC), creating a $200M sports equipment company. SHC, a hockey equipment marketer in Scandinavia and c

Tags: Finance, PepsiCo

10/09/98
PRIMEDIA JOINS THE SIMPSON'S: GA GROUP JOINS NC COMPANY

GA-based marketing and communications company Primedia has merged with NC-based Team Simpson Racing and will become an independently operated division of Simpson Performance Products, whose divisions

Tags: Finance, NASCAR

10/08/98
REEBOK EMPLOYEES OFFERED NEW STOCK OPTION PLAN

Reebok said in an SEC filing that it "will allow some employees to exchange stock options for a retooled options plan," according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The plan allows employees of the MA-based

Tags: Finance, Reebok

10/08/98
ISM GETS SHOWN THE LIGHT, IN THE STRANGEST OF PLACES

Chicago-based Lighthouse Holdings has acquired Int''l Sports Marketing (ISM) from Pittsburgh-based Allin Communications Corp. ISM, a ten-year old firm which has partnerships with the NFLPA and MLB Alu

Tags: Cablevision, Coca-Cola, Finance, MLB, Nabisco, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox

10/07/98
THE SPORTS AUTHORITY LOSSES WIDEN; STORE CLOSINGS COMING

Shares of The Sports Authority dropped almost 16% on Tuesday, "as the company said losses for the quarter will be wider than expected," according to David Altaner of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. T

Tags: Finance, The Sports Authority

10/07/98
NEWS CORP. REDUCES SHARES OF IPO; SENDS STOCK TUMBLING

News Corp,''s disclosure that it plans to offer "only" 13.4% (85 million shares) of its Fox Entertainment Group in an IPO, instead of the 20% many investors expected, "has sent the company''s stock tu

Tags: Finance, News Corp./Fox

10/06/98
ALPHABET SOUP: IMG ACQUIRES NASCAR MARKETER MPG

IMG Motorsports has acquired Marketing Performance Group, a six-year-old Charlotte company that specializes in marketing and PR for several NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch Grand National and Craftsman Truck

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Finance, IMG, NASCAR, NHRA, R J Reynolds

09/29/98
BORROWING ON THE EUROBOND: ECCLESTONE MIXES NEW FORMULA

The "long-awaited flotation of Formula One Holdings was put on hold yesterday" as the company announced an "unprecedented" $2B Eurobond offering, according to Harverson & Griffiths of the FINANCIAL TI

Tags: Finance, Formula One

09/29/98
GILLETTE SAYS UNSTABLE WORLD MARKETS LED TO EXTENSIVE CUTS

Gillette will cut 4,700 jobs, or 11% of its work force, and "close 26 factories and warehouses to counter falling sales," according to Chris Reidy of the BOSTON GLOBE. Gillette said the cutbacks "were

Tags: Finance

09/25/98
THE EMERGENCY WARD? RUSSELL CEO LOOKS TO COMPETE GLOBALLY

Russell Corp. CEO Jack Ward called the 4,000 layoffs which will take place at the AL-based company over the next three years "upsizing," according to Roy Williams of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. Ward said tha

Tags: Finance, Nike

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