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As Comcast looks to expand international footprint, bidding war for Sky looms

March 5, 2018    //   By Vinjeru Mkandawire

U.S. cable giant Comcast Corp. has revealed ambitious plans to extend its international footprint with a rival bid for Sky plc, challenging 21st Century Fox Inc.’s efforts to take control of the British pay TV giant. Comcast, which owns film studio Universal Pictures and NBCUniversal Media LLC’s broadcast TV network NBC (US), on Feb. 27 made a £22 billion takeover bid for Sky…

Comcast, Fox, Disney shares fall as investors weigh potential Sky bidding war

March 5, 2018    //   By Isabela Varela and Anna Akins

Comcast Corp. surprised investors during the week ended March 2 by announcing its intention to challenge 21st Century Fox Inc.’s longstanding effort to take full control of the British pay TV giant Sky plc. Comcast announced Feb. 27 a proposal to offer £12.50 per share for Sky, valuing the British telecommunications entity at about £22 billion, or around $31…

Comcast to gain significant streaming video footprint with potential Sky deal

March 5, 2018    //   By Joseph Williams

Comcast Corp. would gain significant streaming video footprint if its proposed acquisition of European operator Sky plc materializes, experts said. To diversify beyond its mature pay TV business, historically delivered via satellite, Sky has invested heavily in digital video services. It has launched streaming video services in Western Europe, primarily in the U.K., Germany, Austria and…

Disney’s Acquisition of Fox: Where Does It Rank Among All-Time Deals?

January 18, 2018    //   By Richard Peterson

The recent announcement of The Walt Disney Company’s  acquisition of various media assets of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.  marked a key development for U.S. media industry M&A. The transaction for Disney was valued at $77 billion with the inclusion of the target’s assumed liabilities, ranking as its largest ever acquisition.  Disney’s previous biggest ever deal,…

Hedge Fund Tracker Q3 2017

November 17, 2017    //   By Pavle Sabic

In the latest edition of the Hedge Fund Tracker, take a look at Q3 2017’s top 10 Hedge Funds, as well as the top buys and largest sells. S&P Global Market Intelligence® analyzes the latest 13F filings to determine the largest hedge funds based on reported equity assets. Further analysis isolates the universe to what Market…

Hedge Fund Tracker Q2 2017

August 16, 2017    //   By Pavle Sabic

In the latest edition of the Hedge Fund Tracker, take a look at Q2 2017’s top 10 Hedge Funds, as well as the top buys and largest sells. S&P Global Market Intelligence® analyzes the latest 13F filings to determine the largest hedge funds based on reported equity assets. Further analysis isolates the universe to what Market…

Pavle Sabic Featured on APAC CIOOutlook

July 25, 2017

Pavle Sabic (Head of Market Development, Corporates Segment) was featured as the cover story of APAC CIOOutlook’s special edition on Gov. & Public Sector Technology Providers. The article explains how S&P Global Market Intelligence focuses on client workflows to provide essential intelligence to the market. Sabic discusses our work with professional services and governments on…

What You Need To Know About Amazon’s Largest Deal To Date

July 19, 2017    //   By Richard Peterson and Jim Elder

By many standards, Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NasdaqGS:AMZN) announcement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WFM) was extraordinary. Besides ranking as Amazon’s largest ever acquisition at $14.6 billion, the amount represents approximately 2.6x the aggregate disclosed value of $5.59 billion for all of Amazon.com’s previous acquisitions. Prior to Whole Foods,…

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