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  • Friday, July 24th 2015 - 10:15 UTC

    Japan's largest media company buys the Financial Times in a £844m deal

    The battle for the FT turned into a duel between Nikkei and Axel Springer, two groups keen to develop their global presence in the English-language market.

    Nikkei, Japan’s largest media company, is to buy the FT Group from Pearson for £844m, after stunning its rival bidder Germany’s Axel Springer with an eleventh hour offer for the London-based global news organisation. The deal marks the end of an era, bringing the curtain down on Pearson's 58 year ownership of the Financial Times at a time of upheaval in the global media industry.