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. Top Music College Grabs £50m Smash Hit Sale

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that the owner of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) is in exclusive talks to sell the business to Bowmark Capital, a private equity firm. Negotiations with BIMM's current ...

  2. Ministers Face New Royal Mail Sell-Off Row

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Vince Cable's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Shareholder Executive - which oversees state-owned assets - discussed the sale of taxpayers' remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail ...

  3. Canada's WSP In Race For £700m Balfour Arm

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can reveal that WSP Global Inc, which has a market capitalisation in Toronto equivalent to approximately £1.2bn, is in advanced talks to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff, a US-based consulting business, for about ...

  4. Truells Eye Float Of Magazine Group Imagine

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Danny and Edi Truell, financiers who have engineered scores of deals during their careers, are lining up bankers from Canaccord Genuity to oversee a public listing of the specialist content ...

  5. Wall Street Giants Swoop On Sub-Prime Lender

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that divisions of Blackstone and TPG, the US-based private equity groups, are close to securing a takeover of Kensington, which is owned by the Anglo-South African financial services provider Investec ...

  6. Lastminute Owner Eyes Sale Of UK Dotcom Icon

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Sabre Holdings, which is listed in New York, is exploring plans to offload Lastminute. Sabre has appointed bankers at Houlihan Lokey, an advisory firm, to oversee an auction, and ...

  7. Osmond's Sun Closes In On Keepmoat Deal

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm headed by Hugh Osmond, the prominent City financier, is in exclusive talks to buy the Doncaster-based company alongside TDR Capital, a private equity ...

  8. Osmond's Sun Closes In On £400m Keepmoat Deal

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm headed by Hugh Osmond, the prominent City financier, is in exclusive talks to buy the Doncaster-based company alongside TDR Capital, a private equity ...

  9. Ex-HBOS Chief Crosby Lands Moneybarn Windfall

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can reveal that James Crosby, who ran HBOS, Britain's biggest mortgage lender in the years leading up to the banking crisis, will cash in from the £120m takeover of Moneybarn by ...

  10. Osborne Rules Out Pre-Election Lloyds Retail Offer

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learned that the Treasury has decided that stock market volatilty and the time required to execute a public share sale would create an unacceptable level of risk for ministers to undertake ...

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