While 21st Century Fox’s £10.75-a-share bid seems fair value, the Sky board has been too quick to give it the thumbs-up
Before one dives into the political and regulatory thickets of media plurality and competition, there is a basic question to be asked about 21st Century Fox’s £10.75-a-share bid for Sky. Are the financial terms any good?
Standard wisdom says Martin Gilbert and his panel of independent Sky non-executive directors can hold their heads high because the bid premium looks decent by traditional yardsticks. Rupert Murdoch’s US company is offering 36% more than Sky’s closing share price last Thursday, or 40% more than last Tuesday’s level.
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