- Comcast (CMCSA) has confirmed reports that it has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $45.2B, or $158.82 a share.
- The transaction will generate $1.5B in savings and will be accretive to Comcast's cash flow, and it will be tax free to Time Warner's shareholders.
- The merger will create a cable TV behemoth with 30M subscribers, so it wouldn't be a surprise if it were to face huge, if not insurmountable, regulatory hurdles.
- Time Warner's shares are +12% at $151.50 premarket after closing at $135.31 yesterday. Comcast is +1.4%. (PR)
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