By Julia Finch. EMI, the music group behind artists ranging from Pink Floyd to Katy Perry and country and western band Lady Antebellum, crashed £1.75bn into the red last year, according to figures released by the company tonight.
The loss is one of the biggest black holes ever seen in a private equity-backed business and threatens to shred the reputation of Guy Hands, the outspoken City financier whose Terra Firma group paid out more than £4bn for EMI just before the credit crunch took hold in the summer of 2007. It could ultimately, push the famous record label into the control of US bankers.
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