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Hivatalos: A Disney felvásárolta a Fox-ot!

by on 2017-12-14
 

Hetek óta lehetett hallani pletykákat miszerint az eladó sorba került 21th Century Fox-ot, több hollywoodi filmstúdió is szeretné felvásárolni. A legnagyobb név ezek közül a stúdiók közül egyértelműen a Disney volt, aki végül a mai napon fel is vásárolta a Fox-ot, egészen elképesztő mennyiségű (52 milliárd dollár) zöldhasúért. Ezzel olyan sikerszériákat kaparintott meg magának az egeres cég, mint az X-Men, a Deadpool, a Jégkorszak, az Alien vagy az Avatar. Továbbá ezáltal szinte minden akadály elhárult a szintén a Disneyhez tartozó Marvel elől is, akik így bátran használhatnak majd olyan karaktereket, amik eddig nem voltak a birtokukban. Így előbb utóbb számíthatunk a Fantasztikus négyes, Dr. Doom, Farkas és egyéb eddig Fox tulajdonban lévő hős újbóli felbukkanására, de ezúttal akár a Bosszúállók oldalán is láthatjuk majd őket.

A bejelentés megtörtént és a napokban/hetekben valószínűleg özönleni fognak a hírek arról, hogy a Disney mit is tervez a birtokába került aranybányával. A felvásárlással a cég egyébként újabb lépést tett afelé, hogy egyedüli nagyhatalom legyen Hollywoodban.

A bejelentés teljes szövegét, eredeti nyelven alább olvashatjátok:

“The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers wherever and however they choose. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of 21st Century Fox will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each 21st Century Fox share they hold (subject to adjustment for certain tax liabilities as described below). The exchange ratio was set based on a 30-day volume weighted average price of Disney stock. Disney will also assume approximately $13.7 billion of net debt of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition price implies a total equity value of approximately $52.4 billion and a total transaction value of approximately $66.1 billion (in each case based on the stated exchange ratio assuming no adjustment) for the business to be acquired by Disney, which includes consolidated assets along with a number of equity investments.

Combining with Disney are 21st Century Fox’s critically acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, Gone Girl, The Shape of Water and The Martian—and its storied television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, which have brought The Americans, This Is Us, Modern Family, The Simpsons and so many more hit TV series to viewers across the globe. Disney will also acquire FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky plc, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group.”