Charter Reportedly Close to Finalizing Deal to Buy Time Warner Cable for $55 Billion

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An unnamed source with “direct knowledge” of the deal told The New York Times on Monday that Charter Communications is close to finalizing an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock.

If the deal is approved, Charter would pay about $195 a share, which is about 14 percent higher than Time Warner Cable’s closing stock price on Friday. And as the Times notes, it’s also 47 percent higher than Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable last year.

If Charter acquires Time Warner Cable, its main investor, billionaire John Malone, would “break into the top tier of the American broadband industry,” the Times reports.

Sources “familiar with the matter” told Bloomberg the deal could be announced as early as Tuesday.

SOURCE: The Week SPEED READS, Meghan DeMaria

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