21st Century Fox to consider Comcast bid, setting stage for Disney bidding war (page 2)

For a moment it almost felt like Disney’s bid for Fox was almost a done-deal, but recently we have been hearing that Comcast wants in on the action and has actually made a bid of $65 billion for the company. This is versus the $52 billion that Disney had initially offered, meaning that Comcast is willing to pay $13 billion more.However given the potential of the various franchises under Fox’s banner, plus the return of some of the Marvel characters to Disney, we suppose it’s not surprising that Disney isn’t taking this lying down. In a report from CNBC, Disney is said to be ready to make an increased bid for Fox.Fox is expected to hold a shareholders meeting this Wednesday to discuss the deal, and if they feel that Comcast’s deal is superior (presumably in other ways not just monetary), Disney will have five days to match (or outbid) Comcast’s $65 billion offer. It is unclear as to who will emerge victorious, so we’ll have to wait and see.This is actually not the first time that Comcast has expressed interes

21st Century Fox to consider Comcast bid, setting stage for Disney bidding war

Twenty-First Century Fox holds a board meeting Wednesday, during which the Murdoch-controlled media company is expected to agree to consider a $65 billion bid from Comcast. That is higher than ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from USA today

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Earlier this week, Comcast made a $65 million offer to acquire most of 21st Century Fox, attempting to derail a Disney-Fox acquisition that was announced last year. Comcast and ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from The Verge

Comcast offers $65 billion to lure Fox from Disney bid

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp offered $65 billion on Wednesday to lure Twenty-First Century Fox Inc away from a merger with Walt Disney Co , saying its all-cash bid was about 19 percent higher ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Reuters Technology

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Wed 13 Jun 18 from Arstechnica

Comcast bids $65B for Fox assets, setting the stage for a fight with Disney

Comcast made good on its plans to make an offer for 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets today, with a cash bid of $65 billion, or $35 per share. That’s 19 percent more than the ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from TechCrunch

Comcast offers $65 billion to snake Fox from Disney - CNET

Disney still has a deal to buy Fox, but Comcast wades in with a richer offer.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from CNET

Comcast floats 'superior' $65 billion bid for Fox

As expected, a court win for AT&T's attempt to acquire Time Warner has produced another potential mega-acquisition. Seven years after swallowing up NBCUniversal, Comcast ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Engadget

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Wed 13 Jun 18 from Reuters Technology


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