Will familiar faces bring fresh hope to DJs?

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Paul Zahra’s resignation from David Jones makes a lot of sense from Woolworths’ point of view. The group can now focus on seamlessly executing its overhaul of the retailer's strategy, with all senior executives on the same page.

David Jones sales in Q4 surge

Retailer records strongest sales growth in almost four years ahead of takeover.

Woolworths' head of transformation departs

Veteran employee Julie Coates leaves the retailer.

DJs chairman was ‘unconcerned’ by Lew’s stake

Gordon Cairns says he thought it was unlikely that Solomon Lew would block the Woolworths bid.

Why the price for Country Road is right for Woolworths and Lew

New independent expert analysis suggests any 'collateral benefit' received by Solomon Lew for his stake in Country Road may be more muted than previously thought.

Country Road bid a premium: expert

Independent expert says deal is reasonable, above fair value of target's shares.

DataRoom AM: Asciano's China charm

Asciano's Patrick ports business catches the eye of a Chinese power player but majority ownership is a sticking point, while details of Solomon Lew's original David Jones plans come to the surface.

Woolworths rebuffed Lew's DJs offer

Retail billionaire Solomon Lew offered to go halves in an acquisition of David Jones.

ASIC takes a principled stance on DJs

ASIC's intervention in the David Jones acquisition may have been fruitless, but it was needed to demonstrate that the regulator isn't prepared to overlook breaches of the spirit of the law.

David Jones to depart ASX after court approval

Retailer wins Federal Court tick for $2.2bn takeover by South Africa's Woolworths.

DataRoom AM: Medibank rush

The government may be looking to take advantage of the strong IPO market by fast-tracking its float of Medibank Private, while 21st Century Fox makes a play to become the world’s biggest media company.

DJs deal gets final tick: report

Retailer reportedly gets green light from Federal Court for $2.2bn takeover offer from South Africa's Woolworths.

DJs takeover almost a done deal

The $2.15bn sale of David Jones is expected to clear its final hurdle today in Federal Court.

DJs ready to take on ASIC

David Jones will have a detailed rebuttal prepared if regulator tries to stymie its takeover in court.

DataRoom AM: BHP setback

A frontrunner drops out of the race for BHP’s Nickel West assets, while Woolworths SA's David Jones takeover enters the home stretch.

DJs shareholders back $2.2bn takeover

More than 89% of shareholders back South African takeover proposal at scheme meeting.

The offer DJs shareholders couldn't refuse

Resounding shareholder approval for Woolworths' bid for DJs will likely diminish the prospect of ASIC intervention in spite of concerns over collateral benefits, while Solomon Lew will walk away with a tidy profit.

DataRoom AM: DJs' day of truth

David Jones will hope for the all-clear as shareholders finally have their say on the takeover, while Air New Zealand squashes rumours Virgin Australia will be taken off ASX boards.

David Jones investors to vote

David Jones shareholders will today have their say on whether to accept a $2.15bn takeover offer.

DataRoom AM: BHP appeal

Mining giant BHP Billiton edges closer to a near-$1 billion pay day as six suitors circle its Nickel West business, while Baosteel and Aurizon have full control of Aquila in their sights.