Mark Kleinman is Sky News’ City Editor and the London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year for 2011. He was previously City Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, before that he reported from Hong Kong on Asia's evolving role in the global economy for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.

Mark made his name as the mergers and acquisitions correspondent for The Sunday Times, where he broke a string of exclusive stories about major takeover deals.

Since joining Sky News in 2009, Mark has broken a series of agenda-setting stories. His biggest scoops include the takeover of Harrods by the Qatari royal family, news of Tony Hayward’s resignation as chief executive of BP following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the takeovers of Premier League football clubs Arsenal and Liverpool. Mark has also led the way with exclusive stories about the overhaul of Britain’s banking industry in the wake of the financial crisis. In September 2011, he obtained a leaked copy of the Government-commissioned Independent Commission on Banking’s report on industry reform, forcing its earlier-than-planned publication.

In 2010, Mark was shortlisted in the Specialist Journalist category at the RTS Television Journalism Awards for his work in his first full year at Sky News. He gained a BA in English Literature at the University of York in 1998 and began his career as a reporter on a number of business magazines, before moving to the Sunday Express in 2004. In 2006, while working for The Sunday Times, Mark won ‘Best Scoop’ at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards for his story about the takeover of P&O, the British ports and ferries operator.

Since joining Sky News, Mark has interviewed many of Britain’s most important business figures, including the chief executives of Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco.

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Articles by Mark Kleinman

  1. MPs Fail To Deliver Report On Royal Mail Sale

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has effectively decided against producing a final report owing to disagreements among members and the passage of time since the postal operator's flotation ...

  2. Osborne And Banks At Odds Over No-Fee Account

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Treasury officials are in talks with the major high street lenders about the details of a new industry-wide basic bank account that would be introduced within two years. But ...

  3. Payday Loan Brokers Face Fresh FCA Clampdown

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to announce within days a new set of rules covering short-term lending intermediaries. Companies including Cash Lady and Purple Payday, which do not ...

  4. Apax Steers Route To £2bn Auto Trader Sale

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Apax Partners, the private equity firm, is close to hiring investment bankers to oversee a transaction that is expected to take place during the second half of next year ...

  5. Voting Firm ISS Fuels Revolt Over BG Pay Deal

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), whose clients include key City fund managers, has recommended that BG shareholders oppose a resolution next month to approve the share award for Helge Lund ...

  6. Hotel Du Vin Owner KSL Eyes 2015 Checkout

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Denver, Colorado, has appointed the investment bank UBS to conduct a full review of strategic options for Malmaison Group. The ...

  7. Osborne To Unveil Bank Switching Overhaul

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that the Chancellor plans to announce in his Autumn Statement next week a string of changes to the service, which launched in October last year with the aim of delivering ...

  8. BG On Alert Over 'Red-Top' For New Boss' Pay

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that the Institutional Voting Information Service (IVIS), one of the City's most influential corporate governance advisers, has given the proposed share award to Helge Lund a "red-top" alert. The ...

  9. Center Parcs Owner Rejects £2bn Takeover Bid

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. BC Partners, a private equity firm, and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) are understood to have made a joint approach to buy Center Parcs, which is owned by Blackstone, another major buyout group. Blackstone ...

  10. Aviva Agrees £5bn Deal To Buy Friends Life

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Confirming a report by Sky News on Friday, Aviva said it had reached a friendly deal to combine with Friends Life that would, if completed, reshape the landscape of the sector. In its statement ...

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