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. McVitie's Picks Banking Trio For £2bn Float

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Nomura, the Japanese bank, was this week hired as the bookrunner on the prospective flotation of United Biscuits (UB), while Canaccord Genuity and Investec were appointed as co-lead managers ...

  2. Tesco Taps Banks For £2.5bn Crisis Warchest

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Tesco has signed up a handful of banks to a new credit facility aimed at providing what one banker described as "an insurance policy" as it confronts one ...

  3. Virgin Money Fires Starting Gun On £2bn Float

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learned that directors of Virgin Money aim to unveil its intention to float within days, although a final decision will not be taken until the weekend. The move would make Virgin ...

  4. FCA Closes In On £2bn Currency-Rigging Deal

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can exclusively reveal the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) scheduled meetings with the banks - which included Britain's Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland - to discuss for the first time the outline ...

  5. Center Parcs Owner Books Bank For £2bn Exit

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learned that Blackstone, the private equity giant, has appointed Rothschild to undertake a review of strategic options for the business, which it has owned since 2006. News of Blackstone's planning ...

  6. Wonga Profit Slumps After Disastrous Year

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Wonga is expected to publish annual results for 2013 showing a slump in pre-tax profits from £84.5m last year to roughly £50m in 2013, a source close to ...

  7. GSK To Name RBS's Hampton As Next Chairman

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that GSK will announce the appointment of Sir Philip as chairman-designate before the weekend, triggering a separate statement from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he has chaired the board ...

  8. Singaporean Fund Revs Up £2bn RAC Takeover

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can reveal that the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC) is discussing with Carlyle, the RAC's existing owner, a deal that could be struck within days. GIC is understood to have ...

  9. Tesco Finance Chief 'Absent For Five Months'

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Philip Clarke, the supermarket chain’s former chief executive, informed Laurie McIlwee in writing in April that he would not be required to attend any of Tesco's ...

  10. Carphone Presses On With Phones 4U Repair Job

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Dixons Carphone plans to make a statement on Tuesday that it remains interested in acquiring between 50 and 100 shops from the ailing mobile phone retailer's estate. Dixons ...

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