Sky bun fight rolls on with improved Fox bid

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has sharply increased its offer for UK media company Sky in a deal that values the company at £24.5bn. The offer includes an increased bridge loan and millions more in fees for the arrangers.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 11 Jul 2018


21st Century Fox is now offering to buy each Sky share for £14 in cash, up from the £10.75 a share original offer.

The new offer trumps a £22bn rival bid for Sky from US cable company Comcast.

21st Century Fox will pay for the bulk of the acquisition with ...

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