Antony Catalano in dramatic bid to scupper Nine, Fairfax merger

Original article by John McDuling, Jennifer Duke
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 19-Nov-18

Domain’s former CEO Antony Catalano has asked Fairfax Media chairman Nick Falloon to adjoin the 19 November shareholders’ vote on the proposed merger with Nine Entertainment Company. The scrip component of Nine’s offer is 0.3627 per share; Catalano says this means it is a "terrible deal" given that Fairfax is trading at $0.61 per share, compared with $0.94 when the deal was announced. Catalano has also told Falloon that he may seek to buy up to 19.9 per cent of Fairfax shares at above market prices in order to block the deal. He holds stakes of about one per cent in both Fairfax and Domain.

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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, DOMAIN HOLDINGS AUSTRALIA LIMITED – ASX DHA, THORNEY INVESTMENT GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

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