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Dish (DISH) responds to SoftBank's (SFTBF.PK) higher offer for Sprint (S) simply by stating it...
Dish (DISH) responds to SoftBank's (SFTBF.PK) higher offer for Sprint (S) simply by stating it will review its options. Paulson & Co. (7%+ stake in Sprint) backs SoftBank's revised bid, which goes to a vote on June 25. The new offer increases the cash given to Sprint investors to $5.50/share from $4.02/share, raises SoftBank's offer price for investor shares to $7.65 from $7.30, and raises the price of SoftBank's $1.9B investment in Sprint to $6.25/share from $5.25/share. But it also gives SoftBank a 78% stake (up from 70%), and $3B of the extra $4.5B in investor cash is being diverted from Sprint. Clearwire (CLWR) remains a wild card for both sides.