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SBD Global/June 12, 2012/Media
Published June 12, 2012
BSKYB TESTS MARKET: In London, Deirdre Hipwell noted BSkyB is "exploring options for a sale and leaseback" of its new studio complex and headquarters in Osterley. The broadcaster has instructed BNP Paribas Real Estate, a property advisor, to carry out a “market testing” exercise to "assess how much money it could raise if it sold the building and leased it back" on a term of 25 years or more (LONDON TIMES, 6/11).
HAVAS, MEDIAXIS PARTNER: Havas Media has taken a majority stake in Zurich-based media group, Mediaxis MPG. Mediaxis MPG has a roster of clients including Reckitt Benckiser, Danone, Lindt, Barclays and Hermes. Havas founder Peter Hofstetter will remain as Chair, and member of the Exec Committee. The management of the company will remain on-board as key elements on the new long-term joint expansion plan (HAVAS MEDIA).