Disney Buys Fox Assets in $52 Billion Deal

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  • 12/14/2017
  • Bloomberg Law
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  • Walt Disney Co. announced it is acquiring a large chunk of 21st Century Fox Inc. today, in a $52 billion deal. That’s the biggest ever deal for Disney and a significant one also for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. (Bloomberg) The deal comes with antitrust and business risks for Disney. (New York Times Dealbook)