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Is Disney Acquiring Fox for $52 Billion or $66 Billion?

Rachel Gunter
Is Disney Acquiring Fox for $52 Billion or $66 Billion?

Walt Disney (DIS) reached a deal in December to purchase most of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX)(FOXA), the media and entertainment conglomerate controlled by billionaire Rupert Murdoch. The announcement of the deal ended months of speculations that Disney was looking to acquire strategic assets to try to bolster its competition as technology companies such as Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN), and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google disrupt traditional media and entertainment companies. In the deal with Disney, Fox chose to offload its entertainment unit and media operations that it apparently views as not very important in the future it’s seeking.