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Inman, Naude depart from Billabong, Olivet appointment delayed

Inman, Naude depart from Billabong, Olivet appointment delayed

August 05, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong announced several management changes Monday, including a delay with the appointment of Scott Olivet as CEO.
A deep dive with Billabong CEO Launa Inman

A deep dive with Billabong CEO Launa Inman

July 10, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
An extended interview with Inman about her go-forward plan, why West 49 is for sale, how the business is performing globally and in the Americas, if Billabong stores will continue to stock outside brands, her take on executive departures, more.
Johnny Schillereff of Element speaks out

Johnny Schillereff of Element speaks out

June 12, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Element Founder Johnny Schillereff discusses the ongoing troubles at Billabong, the role of founders and why he has stuck around.
Billabong performance by brand, region, strategy update

Billabong performance by brand, region, strategy update

February 21, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Many details about the first half results including an update on potential buyers, brand performances, results by region, strategy update, and Nixon's surprising development.
Industry backs Naude bid, new CEO vows to protect brands

Industry backs Naude bid, new CEO vows to protect brands

January 02, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Woolcott, Hurley, McKnight and others on Naude's bid, an interview with new CEO Launa Inman, a timeline of major Billabong changes, and an analyst rates Paul's chances.
Billabong CEO, Chairman address shareholders

Billabong CEO, Chairman address shareholders

October 24, 2012 Tiffany Montgomery
Highlights from Billabong's general meeting including some bright spots in current conditions, a review of the rough year, and the CEO's plans and views on the company.
BBG's stock falls below $1, will proceed with transformation plan

BBG's stock falls below $1, will proceed with transformation plan

October 12, 2012 Tiffany Montgomery
For better or worse, Billabong remains under public company media microscope in Australia after TPG withdraws. Plus, Billabong family holds own at core in U.S., more context.
Report: Billabong to make decision on diligence soon

Report: Billabong to make decision on diligence soon

July 25, 2012 Tiffany Montgomery
According to Reuters, the new Billabong CEO said the board of directors will decide by the end of the week whether to allow TPG to conduct due diligence.
Billabong shares drop steeply after last week's news

Billabong shares drop steeply after last week's news

June 25, 2012 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong's stock price dropped 47% after the company announced last week it was reducing its earnings forecast and raising more capital. Plus, how the capital raising went.