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Cameron O'Reilly | The Facts

Cameron O'Reilly is the former CEO of regional news group APN (Now Here, There & Everywhere) and the son of media titan, Tony O’Reilly, who served as CEO of the Irish news conglomerate, Mediahuis Ireland (previously known as Independent News and Media) from 1973 to 2012.

Media Baron, Cameron O'Reilly, with the text "Cameron O'Reilly" foregrounded.

Having worked there since 1988 and first being made CEO in 1996, Cameron O’Reilly departed APN in 2000. In 2004 Mr. O’Reilly still held 1 million shares in APN and served as director for both APN and Independent. APN sold its rural network of press including 60 community texts, 30 websites and 12 newspapers to News Corp in 2016.

In 2003 Mr. O’Reilly established the investment firm, Bayard Capital (now known as Landis+Gyr). Within 18 months it had acquired two electricity and gas metering businesses. At this time, Bayard Capital’s shareholders included both Cameron and Tony O’Reilly, Kerry Stokes of the Seven Network and John B. Fairfax. In 2011 Landis+Gyr was acquired by Toshiba for US$2.3 Billion.

In 2016 it was reported that Mr. O’Reilly had previously held the lease of an $80 million property then being sold by Mr. Fairfax.

In 2017 the parent company of Crikey, Private Media, sold a significant share of its business to both Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Fairfax. In 2018, amidst the press coverage of Nine Entertainment’s purchase of Fairfax, it was reported that Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Fairfax had “injected funds” into Private Media, with Bayard Capital being a “significant shareholder” in the company.

In 2019 Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. Fairfax collectively invested $2 million into establishing an investigation division within Crikey, called Inq.

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