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It is understood TPG has appointed corporate advisers Credit Suisse to work on a potential bid for Fairfax Media.

Timing delays for a tilt at Fairfax

TPG may now wait until after Fairfax completes the spin-off of digital real estate group, Domain which is scheduled to be completed before the end of the calendar year, before it makes any takeover move.

Fairfax chief executive Greg Hywood is pursuing a split of assets.

Why Fairfax is being stalked by private equity

It appears almost a fait accompli that Fairfax Media is now in play. How the giant private equity group TPG, which has reportedly acquired just under 5 per cent of the company's shares, runs the process or deals with the assets is yet unclear.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18:  Premier Investments CEO Mark McInnes (L) and Chair Solomon Lew are seen delivering the ...

Why Solly Lew would make a Myer play

Billionaire retailer Solomon Lew has a plan for department store group Myer but it's one that is not likely to involve making a takeover bid anytime soon - he just needs a stake to ensure someone else can't buy the company.