WSJ: Relativity looks to crash Disney's bid for Maker

Relativity Media has offered to buy Maker Studios for up to $900M in stock despite the YouTube content provider agreeing to sell itself to Disney (DIS), the WSJ reports.

Relativity,  a mid-sized film and entertainment company, is bidding $500M up front and $400M in milestones. Relativity is also proposing a $100M "bonus pool" to Maker's "key talent and executives."

Disney, though, is offering $500M in cash and $450M in additional payouts. A source said he believes that the companies have a binding agreement and so the Relativity offer would have no effect. Maker's shareholders are due to vote on the bid tomorrow.

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  • Latinman4747
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    Relativity vs. Disney....Give me a break. Disney wins this one even if they need to up the bonus pay.
    14 Apr 2014, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Headline very misleading and then reputed by info in last sentence...
    14 Apr 2014, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • Cdn_divman
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    Doesn't it sound corrupt to offer the executives hundred million dollars to get them to go with the new offer? Shouldn't that money belong to the shareholders?
    14 Apr 2014, 11:35 AM Reply Like
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