Earlier today we heard that Comcast would be buying Time Warner Cale in a deal with $45.2 billion, the two companies have now confirmed the deal.
Comcast have announced that they will merge with Time Warner Cable, Comcast will acquire 100 percent of Time Warner Stock in a stock for stock deal which is worth $45.2 billion US dollars.
“The combination of Time Warner Cable and Comcast creates an exciting opportunity for our company, for our customers, and for our shareholders,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Corporation. “In addition to creating a world-class company, this is a compelling financial and strategic transaction for our shareholders. Also, it is our intention to expand our buyback program by an additional $10 billion at the close of the transaction. We believe there are meaningful operational efficiencies and the adjusted purchase multiple is approximately 6.7x Operating Cash Flow. This transaction will be accretive and will yield many synergies and benefits in the years ahead. Rob Marcus and his team have created a pure-play cable company that, combined with Comcast, has the foundation for future growth. We are looking forward to working with his team as we bring our companies together to deliver the most innovative products and services and a superior customer experience within the highly competitive and dynamic marketplace in which we operate.”
You can find out more information on the merger between Comcast and Time Warner cable at the link below.