Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.

Future at stake for Nine's proud but crumbling dynasty

Michael Idato, Colin Kruger FOR 56 years the Nine Network has been a force to be reckoned with. Today, it sits on the brink of collapse, threatened with the possibility of a financial coup de grace that will put it in the hands...

Nine decision faces deadline

Nine Entertainment's future is expected to be decided at a meeting of its major stakeholders tomorrow.

Colin Kruger Nine Entertainment's future is expected to be decided at a meeting of its major stakeholders tomorrow.

Senior lenders could send Nine Entertainment into administration

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Colin Kruger Group indicates intention to reject a late proposal to save the broadcaster.

Goldman leads lenders in deal to save Nine

The picture is unclear for Channel Nine.

Adele Ferguson and Colin Kruger Junior lenders led by Goldman Sachs made a significant concession yesterday in the network's drawn-out debt talks.

Crunch time for Nine on debt talks

Nine CEO David Gyngell.

Colin Kruger and Michael Evans Senior lenders now have just days to decide whether to grant junior debt holders $150 million they think they don't deserve.

Goldman backs Nine's equity proposal

Nine chief David Gyngell has sent a letter to the network's lenders.

Colin Kruger Nine’s junior lenders, led by Goldman Sachs, have agreed to the media group’s last-ditch proposal to avoid receivership, putting pressure on senior lenders to accept the deal.

Nine tables deal in bid to avoid administration

Nine Entertainment says it will retain ties to ACP for cross-promotional opportunities.

Colin Kruger, Chris Zappone Debt-laden Nine Entertainment offers a deal to its lenders in an attempt to break the deadlock that may yet put the company into administration.

Top retailer to take lead role at Billabong

Ian Pollard

Colin Kruger Billabong International has appointed experienced retail executive Ian Pollard as chairman.

Billabong founder should be dumped: ASA

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Colin Kruger Billabong has appointed fashion executive Ian Pollard as chairman elect, but may still find itself short of board members as investor advocates recommend that at least two directors be dumped.

Asian group ups ante in Echo Entertainment

Echo's share price has hovered around the $4 mark since Friday with big parcels being traded.

Colin Kruger Malaysian casino operator Genting has lifted its stake in Echo Entertainment back above 5 per cent but the market will not know until later this week if the would-be suitor was behind big trades in...

Nine's creditors return to the bargaining table

David Gyngell.

Colin Kruger The threat of Nine Entertainment's collapse has brought the media group's creditors back to the bargaining table this morning.

Doubt takes the heat off Billabong sale

Billabong surfwear retailer.

Colin Kruger Billabong may insist that TPG is still interested in buying the company but have investors decided otherwise with the embattled company's shares falling yesterday to an even steeper discount to the...

Echo shares on the rise after raid alert

Colin Kruger ECHO Entertainment shares rose yesterday after a botched share raid the previous evening was taken as a sign that the battle of the billionaires on its share register has heated up again.

Echo jumps after failed share raid

Investors happy to shrug off Echo Entertainment's 80 per cent share drop in net profit.

Colin Kruger Echo shares rose after a botched share raid yesterday evening was taken as a sign that the battle of the billionaires on its share register has heated up again.

Billabong battles investor unrest

BILLABONG

Colin Kruger What is Billabong worth without a suitor waiting in the wings?

Investors uncertain of Billabong's future

Billabong.

Colin Kruger Billabong shares began trading again this morning only to find investors were uncertain if the company's upside outweighed its risks.

TPG bid still on the table: Billabong

TEAHUPOO, TAHITI - MAY 09: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image supplied by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), Troy Brooks of Australia suffers a massive wipeout  in round one of the Billabong Pro on May 9, 2006 in Teahupoo, Tahiti. (Photo by Pierre Tostee/ASP via Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Troy Brooks

Colin Kruger Billabong has confirmed TPG has not withdrawn its bid for the troubled surf brand, but has expressed some concerns as part of its due diligence effort.

Can a stitch in time save Nine?

Nine chief David Gyngell has sent a letter to the network's lenders.

Colin Kruger WITH the debt-laden Nine Entertainment approaching the point of collapse, the television network's owners and lenders have increased the pressure with a flurry of legal letters designed to bring all...

Can a stitch in time save Nine?

Colin Kruger WITH the debt-laden Nine Entertainment approaching the point of collapse, the television network's owners and lenders have ratcheted up the pressure with a flurry of legal letters designed to bring...

Letters fly as Nine lurches closer to collapse

Nine Entertainment says it will retain ties to ACP for cross-promotional opportunities.

Colin Kruger Network's owners and lenders have ratcheted up the pressure with a flurry of legal letters designed to bring all parties back to the negotiating table.