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What Is Disney Doing to Get Regulatory Approval for Fox Deal?

Scarlett Ness
What Is Disney Doing to Get Regulatory Approval for Fox Deal?

On October 15, Walt Disney (DIS) announced that it had offered concessions to the European Commission on October 12 to help resolve the European Union’s (EZU) antitrust concerns and accelerate the approval process of its $71.3 billion acquisition deal with 21st Century Fox (FOXA), according to Reuters. Disney initially made a bid of $52.4 billion to buy Fox’s media and entertainment assets in December 2017, but US cable company Comcast (CMCSA) intervened with its $65 billion offer to purchase these assets from Fox. The fight over the Fox assets came to an end in July after Comcast decided to withdraw from the bidding war for Fox assets and focus on buying a 61% stake in London-based Sky.