$86bn bid for Fox ignites Disney fight

Original article by Shalini Ramachandran, Erich Schwartzel
The Australian – Page: 25 : 15-Jun-18

US media group Comcast has offered $US35 per share for the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, valuing its bid at about $US65bn ($A86bn). Fox has advised that it will "carefully review and consider" the cash bid, which has trumped Walt Disney Company’s scrip bid. The Disney offer is valued at $US29.18 per share based on Fox’s current share price. Fox would retain assets such as Fox News and its broadcast TV network if either bid succeeds.

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21ST CENTURY FOX INCORPORATED, COMCAST CORPORATION, WALT DISNEY COMPANY, FOX NEWS, FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY, AT&T CORPORATION, TIME WARNER INCORPORATED, HBO, CNN, WARNER BROS, BARCLAYS BANK PLC, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, HULU LLC, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED

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