Thorn EMI

Thorn EMI was a major British company involved in consumer electronics, music, defence and retail. Created in October 1979, when Thorn Electrical Industries merged with EMI, it was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It demerged back to separate companies in 1996.

Thorn EMI
IndustryMusic, video, defence equipment
FoundedMerger of Thorn Electrical Industries and The EMI Group, 1979
FateDemerged and subsequently broken up
Key people
  • Sir Richard Cave, Founding chairman
  • Sir John Reid, Founding chief executive
ParentReeves Communications[citation needed]

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