Middelhoff: "We're In The Driver's Seat"

The RTL deal finally puts media giant Bertelsmann on the road to an IPO

Thomas Middelhoff is in a good mood. Grinning, he lifts the centerpiece from his dining table. At first glance it's a fish on a platter, but it turns out to be a plastic bass that lifts its head and sings Take Me to the River. Middelhoff tips back his head and laughs.

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