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. UK Prepares For EU Ruling On Energy State Aid

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that the European Commission (EC) is likely to announce its ruling after several months examining a form of subsidy guaranteeing long-term prices to companies for supplying renewable energy sources. Known as ...

  2. Banks Face £1.5bn Hit From PPI Claims Deluge

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will use their half-year results statements to the City to disclose that the big four lenders' combined bill ...

  3. Glenfiddich Eyes £100m Drambuie Scotch Merger

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that William Grant & Sons is among an initial crop of bidders for Drambuie, which has been put up for sale by the MacKinnon family. Other suitors for the brand include Remy-Cointreau ...

  4. BBA In Talks About Payments Council Merger

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that the British Bankers' Association (BBA) discussed potential mergers involving the Payments Council and the UK Cards Association at a board meeting last week. The talks were preliminary and it is ...

  5. BBA: City Sanctions Regime Needs Overhaul

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. In a submission to the Treasury obtained by Sky News, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) accused financial watchdogs of lacking objectivity and transparency. It said the Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC), which scrutinises judgements made ...

  6. Newly-Listed TSB Says Yes To £1.4bn UKAR Bid

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that TSB's chief executive Paul Pester has expressed an interest in acquiring the residential loan book from UK Asset Resolution, the Government's 'bad bank', which was put up ...

  7. Top City Banker To Pay £450,000 FCA Penalty

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Ian Hannam, a banker who became known as the 'king of mining M&A' after engineering some of the world's biggest natural resources mergers, is to accept the watchdog ...

  8. Cheapflights Owner Plots Route To £150m Deal

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Momondo Group, which takes its name from its Danish travel brand subsidiary, is in talks with a handful of trade and private equity firms about a potential deal. Momondo is ...

  9. Cheapflights Owner Plots Route To £15m Deal

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that Momondo Group, which takes its name from its Danish travel brand subsidiary, is in talks with a handful of trade and private equity firms about a potential deal. Momondo is ...

  10. Germans Seek To Land Gatwick Air Traffic Role

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that London Gatwick's shareholders have been running a secret process to appoint a partner to run the airport's air traffic control tower until 2025. Sources said the final ...

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