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Five Point sells minority stake in WaterBridge to GIC

Five Point Energy has sold a minority stake in WaterBridge Resources LLC to GIC. The price of the transaction puts WaterBridge’s enterprise valuation at about $2.8 billion. Barclays served as financial adviser to Five Point Energy and WaterBridge on the transaction. Houston-based WaterBridge is a developer, owner and operator of water infrastructure networks. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Five Point Energy LLC, a leading private-equity firm focused exclusively on the midstre...
Tags: Singapore, US, Trends, Barclays, Houston, Delaware, Company, Stephen Johnson, Kirkland Ellis LLP, AMI, GIC, PE Deals, Latham Watkins LLP, David Capobianco, WaterBridge Resources LLC, WaterBridge


Time’s next-gen leaders, a Brides dis, Selena Gomez slams social media: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here’s the previous edition. There’s a tradition in the media world that when a property changes hands, the buyer publicly says things like “We’re honored to be taking stewardship of this iconic publication” and the seller says something along the lines of “We’re pleased to have found the perfect new home for ...
Tags: New York Post, Time, Advertising, New York Times, Selena Gomez, Times, Tessa Thompson, Hearst, Kelly, Cohen, Neil, Vogel, AMI, Barry Diller, Conde, Hsu


Insurer plans to cut AMI branch numbers

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is proposing to cut branch numbers for its AMI brand but says job losses will be minimal.The move by IAG - New Zealand's largest insurer - comes as it plans to introduce risk-based pricing which could... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, AMI, IAG New Zealand, Insurance Australia Group IAG


A yet-to-launch tech news site backed by Craigslist's founder is facing a staff exodus after its renowned editor-in-chief was forced out

The Markup, a new upcoming publication focused on investigating tech companies, lost the majority of its editorial team on Tuesday its editor-in-chief Julia Angwin was forced out. Five out of seven editorial staffers quit on Tuesday in support of Angwin, who departed the publication Monday over what she characterized as an editorial conflict with cofounder and executive director Sue Gardner. The Markup, which raised $22 million in donations led by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, was supp...
Tags: Craigslist, Trends, New York Times, National Enquirer, Huawei, Gawker, Mic, Julia, Gardner, AMI, Julia Angwin, Craig Newmark, Newmark, Angwin, Samsung Motorola, Jeff Larson


The perfect buyer for the National Enquirer, Runner’s World does retail, The Onion’s threats: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher's Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. All Peckered out: Supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer, as you’ve probably heard by now, is up for sale. Why? Well, here’s your executive summary: Owner American Media Inc., run by Trump pal David Pecker, was pressured to shop the gossip sheet by hedge fund manager Anthony ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York Post, London, Washington Post, Boston, Advertising, US, America, Star, New York Times, Boston Marathon, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Michael Symon, Trump


Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns – as it happened

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.36am BST Closing down for the evening! Thanks for following along. Here’s what happened Wednesday evening: Related: How anti-abortion activists use cutting edge science to justify ever stricter laws 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their in...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, Senate, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, US Congress, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Michael Cohen


Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their inquiry into the Amazon CEO’s claims that Saudi Arabia was behind the National Enquirer extortion scandal that exposed his affair. Related: Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of 'extortion and blackma...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, US Congress, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump


Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized their divorce agreement, and he's getting 75% of the Amazon shares and voting control of the rest (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos said on Thursday that their divorce agreement had been finalized. The couple announced in January that after a trial separation they had filed for divorce. They have four children and were married for 25 years. MacKenzie Bezos said in a statement that she would grant Jeff Bezos all her interests in The Washington Post and Blue Origin, as well as 75% of the Amazon stock they owned and voting control over the shares she's retaining. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, America, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Blue Origin, Forbes, Jeff, Bezos, AMI, MacKenzie, Gavin de Becker, AMZN


HGGC invests in American Megatrends International

HGGC said April 2 that it completed an investment in American Megatrends International LLC. Financial terms weren’t announced. American Megatrends, of Norcross, Georgia, provides hardware, software and utilities to makes of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. PRESS RELEASE HGGC Makes Strategic Investment in American Megatrends, a Global Leader in Firmware Solutions PALO ALTO, Calif.—April 2, 2019—HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a...
Tags: Hong Kong, Trends, Tech, TCG, Calif, The Company, Shankar, AMI, UEFI, Norcross Georgia, PE Deals, HGGC, Palo Alto Calif HGGC, American Megatrends International LLC, Steve Young HGGC, Bill Conrad Principal of HGGC


Jeff Bezos breezily replied to a threat of 'extortion' over his sexts with a 3-word email

Jeff Bezos used a three-word email to reject what he said was a threat of "extortion" from the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., over his sexts. Bezos' security consultant, Gavin de Becker, said in a Daily Beast op-ed article that AMI wanted Bezos to sign a contract and say that its story about Bezos' relationship with Lauren Sanchez was not politically motivated and that no "eavesdropping or hacking" was involved in its newsgathering. "No thank you," Bezos replied, acco...
Tags: Amazon, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Becker, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, AMI, Michael Sanchez, Gavin de Becker, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Lauren Sánchez, de Becker


Jeff Bezos breezily replied to a threat of 'extortion' over his sex texts with a 3-word email

Jeff Bezos rejected a threat of "extortion" from the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc, over his sex texts with a breezy three-word email. AMI wanted Bezos to sign a contract and say its story about his relationship with Lauren Sanchez was not politically motivated, and no "eavesdropping or hacking" was involved in its newsgathering. "No thank you," Bezos replied, according to his security consultant Gavin de Becker. In an op-ed for the Daily Beast, De Becker said his inve...
Tags: Amazon, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Becker, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Lauren, AMI, Enquirer, Michael Sanchez, Saudia Arabia, Gavin de Becker, Watch Google


Jeff Bezos' security consultant accuses the Saudi government of hacking Amazon CEO's phone, linking them to extortion attempt

Jeff Bezos' chief security consultant has said the Saudi government hacked the Amazon chief's phone and accessed his private information. Gavin de Becker wrote in a column published Saturday that he could conclude that his investigation found that Saudis had gained access to Bezos' private information.  The investigation was launched after the National Enquirer published an exposé into Bezos' relationship and the paper threatened to publish Bezos' intimate photos and text messages.  Je...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Middle East, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Bezos, Becker, Istanbul Turkey, Sánchez


Saudis Gained Access to Amazon CEO's Phone, Says Bezos' Security Chief

"The security chief for Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Saturday that the Saudi government had access to Bezos' phone and gained private information from it," Reuters reports. But in addition, the National Enquirer's lawyer "tried to get me to say there was no hacking," writes security specialist Gavin de Becker. I've recently seen things that have surprised even me, such as National Enquirer's parent company, AMI, being in league with a foreign nation that's been actively trying to h...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Tech, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Reuters, Bezos, AMI, Gavin de Becker, Jamal Khashoggi, de Becker


Saudis Hacked Bezos’ Phone For Texts Also Used In Enquirer Story: Investigator

Gavin De Becker said AMI used explicit Bezos' photos in bid to press him to sign a contract.
Tags: News, Bezos, AMI, Gavin de Becker


Investigator: Saudis Hacked Bezos’ Phone For Texts Also Used In Enquirer Story

Gavin De Becker said AMI used explicit Bezos' photos in bid to press him to sign a contract.
Tags: News, Bezos, AMI, Gavin de Becker


Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos's Phone

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage—which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole…Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, AMI, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Lauren Sánchez


Michael Sanchez says he made a 'deal with the devil' in telling the National Enquirer about Jeff Bezos' affair

Michael Sanchez is the brother of Lauren Sanchez, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' reported girlfriend, and has been named by multiple publications as the source behind the leaking of intimate texts and nude photos of the couple to the National Enquirer. In a new interview with Fox News, Sanchez said he made a "deal with the devil," referring to the tabloid newspaper, but says that deal didn't include any texts or pictures. Sanchez is staunchly maintaining his innocence, even after reports earlier this ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Fox News, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Bezos, Sánchez, Lauren, AMI, Michael Sanchez, MacKenzie, Gavin de Becker, Lauren Sánchez, Lauren Sanchez Amazon


Sponsor of the "Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act" sues Twitter cow-account for $250 million

Devin Nunes (previously) is a Trump-loyalist whose scandals have ranged from secretly moving his family farm to make it easier to hire undocumented workers to a bizarre obsession with the Steele Dossier; and like a lot of far-right types, he's big on "preventing frivolous lawsuits" (which is to say, he wants to make it harder for the public to sue companies that harm them, which is why he cosponsored last year's Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act. Another trait Nunes shares with a lot of f...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Streisand Effect, Putin, Congress, California, Censorship, Gop, United States, Ted Cruz, Kremlin, Central Valley, Trumpism, Trump, Frivolous Lawsuits


Report: National Enquirer Publisher Paid Jeff Bezos's Lover's Brother $200,000 for Bezos Dick Pics

The pro-Donald Trump National Enquirer obtained nude and other intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez—which Bezos says it used as leverage in a blackmail attempt—by paying $200,000 to Sanchez’s brother Michael Sanchez to hand over text messages between the two, the Wall Street…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Media, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Michael Sanchez, American Media Inc, MacKenzie Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, Bezos Dick Pics, Donald Trump National Enquirer


National Enquirer Publisher Denies Fed Gov’t Had Say In ‘Space Force’ Magazine

American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer, recently peppered news stands with its magazine special on the “Space Force,” a pet project of President Trump. But AMI denies that the White House or the private space industry were involved in the publication of the 97-page publication that cheered the “Space Force” — now a branch of the military that’s managed by the Air Force — and bashed Elon Musk, BuzzFeed News reported. “This is one of nearly 200 newsstand Special Interest Pub...
Tags: News, White House, Air Force, National Enquirer, Trump, Mohammed bin Salman, AMI, New Kingdom, American Media Inc, Nicole Lafond, Space Force, National Enquirer Publisher Denies Fed, Elon Musk BuzzFeed News, Special Interest Publications


Trailer Round-Up: ‘AMI’, ‘Wrestle’, ‘Chasing Bullitt’, ‘Discarnate’, ‘Boo!’, ‘Every Time I Die’, ‘Combat Obscura’

If a trailer for a Marvel movie, or a film about wars in the stars, pops up, we tend to devote a whole post to it. But sometimes, trailers for small films need love to. That’s where a trailer round-up comes in handy. Below, catch trailers for AMI, Wrestle, Chasing Bullitt, Discarnate, Boo!, Every Time I Die and Combat Obscura. AMI What if Siri came to life, and turned you into a crazy person? That’s the set-up to AMI, which looks like a horror movie version of Spike Jonze’s Her. In AMI,...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Alabama, Siri, Afghanistan, Thriller, Marine Corps, Steve McQueen, Movie Trailers, Boo, Mcqueen, Independent, Every Time I Die


Michael Sanchez insists he didn't leak Jeff Bezos' racy selfies, but he keeps refusing to answer a key question

The accusation that Jeff Bezos' intimate texts to former TV host Lauren Sanchez were leaked to the National Enquirer by Sanchez's brother, Michael Sanchez, has been widely reported. CNN, The Daily Beast, and the Associated Press have all cited sources this week who believe Sanchez leaked information about the relationship. Business Insider has been in regular contact with Sanchez for seven days. He has consistently declined to comment about the allegations he passed the texts to the Enquirer. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Howard, Jeff, Bezos, Becker


It Sure Looks a Lot Like the Pro-Trump Brother of Jeff Bezos's Girlfriend Helped Leak Those Sexts

CNN reported on Wednesday evening that “two people with knowledge of the matter” had confirmed that Michael Sanchez, the brother of the woman with whom Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had an affair, was the person who initially tipped off the National Enquirer to the secret romance and set off a firestorm.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, AMI, Michael Sanchez, American Media Inc, Sexts, Lauren Sánchez, Double Complexifier


A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos used to work for Amazon for 9 years

A lawyer at the heart of the National Enquirer's war with Jeff Bezos used to be a loyal servant of the billionaire at Amazon, The Wall Street Journal reports. American Media Inc's Deputy General Counsel Jon Fine worked at Amazon from 2006 to 2015, and was focused primarily on publishing and the company's Kindle business. Fine took up a job at AMI in November 2018. He wrote two of the emails published in Bezos' explosive blog post last week, in which he accused the Enquirer of extortion. A law...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Journal, Martin, Bezos, AMI, Enquirer, Gavin de Becker, American Media Inc, Dylan Howard, American Media Inc AMI


Bezos Probe Concludes Mistress’ Brother was Enquirer Source

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world’s richest man. Bezos’ investigat...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Ap, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Josh Marshall


National Enquirer parent company AMI asked Justice Dept. if it should register as foreign lobbyist

Remember that weird glossy magazine that came out last year promoting Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman? Daily Beast called it Saudi propaganda, and it was. AMI, the parent company of The National Enquirer, produced it. Right after they put this weird Saudi propaganda publication out, AMI asked the United States Department of Justice if it should register as a foreign lobbyist, according to multiple news reports out today. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has accused AMI of blackmailing him over ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Saudi Arabia, Nbc News, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Justice Department, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, AMI, Justice Dept, United States Department of Justice, MBS, The National Enquirer, Justice Department s National Security Division


Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos affair, as the National Enquirer's attorney let slip details about its source

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday that the kingdom had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the National Enquirer, and that the whole saga sounds like a "soap opera." In his explosive blog last week, Bezos pointed to links between the National Enquirer and the Saudis, as well as to his own publication the Washington Post's coverage of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An attorney for AMI — the Enquirer's publisher — also denied that Saudi Arabia had anything to do wi...
Tags: Post, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Istanbul, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Al Jubeir


Saudi Arabia denies involvement in leak of Jeff Bezos’ private messages

In his extraordinary Medium post last week accusing American Media Inc of “extortion and blackmail,” Bezos hinted (but did not explicitly state) that there may be a connection between Saudi Arabia and the publication of his personal messages with Lauren Sanchez. Now Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs has denied it was involved, stating during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the Saudi government had “nothing to do with it.” Last month, the National Enquirer published a serie...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Post, Politics, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Cbs, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Bezos


Pecker Attorney Denies Bezos Blackmail Claims: ‘All That AMI Wanted Was The Truth’

A lawyer for American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker on Sunday denied that the National Enquirer, an AMI property, blackmailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by threatening to release explicit photos he shared during an extramarital affair. “It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail,” Pecker attorney Elkan Abramowitz told ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. Abramowitz also denied that the story was motivated by Pecker’s connections to President Donald Trump. BREAKING: Elkan Abramowitz, the a...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Enquirer, Abramowitz, Michael Sanchez


The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos: Legal experts break down what's at stake in battle between the world's wealthiest man and a supermarket tabloid

Federal prosecutors are reviewing claims made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in a post published on Medium last week that accused the National Enquirer and its publisher, American Media Inc., (AMI) of "extortion and blackmail," sources told The New York Times. Bezos published several emails from the National Enquirer's chief content officer Dylan Howard and from Jon Fine, an attorney representing AMI — one of which lists compromising photographs of Bezos that the supermarket tabloid says...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Playboy, Fine, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Times, The Washington Post, New Yorker, Trump