‘Daily Mail’ Nixes Circ Deal With ‘The Business’

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By: E&P Staff

The Daily Mail, the London newspaper with aspirations to buy the Hollinger-owned Daily Telegraph, plans to end a circulation deal with The Business, a weekly owned by the Barclay brothers. The billionaire twins also are in the hunt for the Telegraph.

Daily Mail Finance Director Peter Williams told Reuters that the decision to stop inserting The Business into the Sunday Mail was not linked to the Barclays deal with former Hollinger boss Conrad Black to buy the Telegraph.

The Daily Mail had been looking into acquiring the Telegraph before David and Frederick Barclay announced their now-disputed deal with Black earlier this month. And, according to Reuters, the Daily Mail still plans to make a bid in the near future.

The Business reached a circulation of about 287,000 copies via the insert deal with the Daily Mail.

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