Comcast ups acquisition ante with $65bn Fox bid

US firm Comcast has doubled down on its jumbo acquisition plans by offering to buy 21st Century Fox in an all cash $65bn deal that the cable company says it will run concurrently with its bid against the purchase target for UK media company Sky.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 14 Jun 2018

The Comcast bid is a 20% premium to an offer Walt Disney has made for 21st Century Fox. Comcast is offering to pay $35 per 21st Century Fox share. 

“This is a superior proposal,” said Michael Cavanagh, chief financial officer at Comcast, on an investor call. “This is basically ...

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