• Commentary: Bob Iger's Secret Weapon

    10 monthes ago - By Fortune

    On Thursday, the Walt Disney Company
    DIS announced that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox
    FOXA
    , including its film and TV studios, in a deal valued at $66.1 billion, including debt. As part of the announcement, Bob Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, agreed to delay retirement from July 2019 to the end of 2021 to lead the combined business. Iger also recently announced a soon-to-be-launched Disney digital video streaming service, infusing more tech DNA into Disney, generating a rich source of data to fuel future Disney machine learning systems, and putting...
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  • Centerview Partners has crushed 2017 - and its investment bankers are going to make a fortune in 2018 as well

    Centerview Partners has crushed 2017 - and its investment bankers are going to make a fortune in 2018 as well

    10 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Boutique investment bank Centerview Partners is having a monster year.
    It has advised on some of the biggest deals in 2017, including the $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger and Disney's $66 billion buyout of 21st Century Fox's film and TV assets.
    With just 37 senior bankers on staff, the small firm is projected to pull in as much as $13.5 million per partner.
    In the first two weeks of December, two industry-shaking transactions hit the wire: CVS Healthcare announced a deal to acquire Aetna for $69 billion , and then Disney agreed to buy $66 billion worth of 21st Century Fox's assets, including...
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  • Centerview Partners has crushed 2017 - and its investment bankers are going to make a fortune in 2018 as well

    Centerview Partners has crushed 2017 - and its investment bankers are going to make a fortune in 2018 as well

    10 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Boutique investment bank Centerview Partners is having a monster year.
    It has advised on some of the biggest deals in 2017, including the $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger and Disney's $66 billion buyout of 21st Century Fox's film and TV assets.
    With just 37 senior bankers on staff, the small firm is projected to pull in as much as $13.5 million per partner.
    In the first two weeks of December, two industry-shaking transactions hit the wire: CVS Healthcare announced a deal to acquire Aetna for $69 billion , and then Disney agreed to buy $66 billion worth of 21st Century Fox's assets, including...
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  • 'Content' is key to Disney, Fox take-over

    10 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Disney's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion has been described as an 'earthquake' in the media industry. So what's in it for Disney and its consumers? As Kate King reports the online streaming sector could be the ones feeling the aftershocks.
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  • Will the Justice Department scrutinize the Disney-Fox deal as much as AT&T-Time Warner?

    10 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The New York Times has an interesting op-ed suggesting that if the Justice Department is seeking to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger on antitrust grounds than it certainly will try to do the same thing with the Disney-Fox merger-that is, unless White House politics gets in the way. The piece theorizes that the Justice Department's...
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  • Disney Buys Fox: It's Not A Small World After All

    10 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Disney is facing declining ratings at ABC and ESPN and cord cutting costing millions of cable subscribers and billions in sub fees. But it's hard to argue with the logic of the Fox move, which is only the latest in a series of recent moves towards greater media concentration. What's next?
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  • New York Yankees Hold Substantial Rights In $66 Billion Disney-Fox Deal

    10 monthes ago - By Forbes

    The Yankees cut a smart deal when they sold control of their RSN to Fox.
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