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Merger mania sees $60 billion of deals in just 3 days

Over the weekend, the saga of the bidding war for Sky finally reached its conclusion when US broadcasting giant Comcast outbid Fox for the British company in a deal that values it at more than $40 billion.

More people are subscribing to Netflix and Amazon than pay TV in a historic power shift

For the first time ever in the UK, more people are subscribing to Netflix and Amazon than pay-TV services, like Sky. It's a historic power shift, which shows that Netflix and Amazon are no longer just challenger brands.
Netflix series "The Crown."

More people are subscribing to Netflix and Amazon than pay-TV in a historic power shift

For the first time ever in the UK, more people are subscribing to Netflix and Amazon than pay-TV services, like Sky. It's a historic power shift, which shows that Netflix and Amazon are no longer just challenger brands.
Comcast CEO and chairman Brian Roberts.

Comcast bests Fox with a $34 billion offer in the ongoing bidding war for Sky

Comcast increased its bid for Sky Wednesday evening, beating an offer 21st Century Fox issued earlier in the day to continue a bidding war for the British broadcaster. Comcast's newest offer came in at £14.75 per share, valuing Sky at £26 billion ($34 billion) up from it's previous offer of £22 billion.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

A tiny 3-partner M&A boutique is beating Goldman Sachs in the UK dealmaking table

The firm, which has just three partners and just over a dozen staff, has advised on just three deals so far in 2018, but those deals have a combined value of more than $65 billion.
The NBC and Comcast logo are displayed on top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, formerly known as the GE building, in midtown Manhattan in New York

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox cleared to go head-to-head with Comcast in $29 billion Sky takeover battle — on one condition

Sky is known in Europe for its live football (soccer in the US) broadcasts as well as for premium content such as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and in-house productions such as "Fortitude" and "Britannia."

A tiny 3-partner boutique scored a key role on Comcast’s huge £22 billion Sky bid

Robey Warshaw brought in £72.7 million in revenue in the year ended March 31, 2017, after scoring roles on a series of huge takeover deals.
Comcast CEO and chairman Brian Roberts.

NBC owner Comcast gate-crashes Fox’s takeover of Sky with a £22 billion bid

21st Century Fox, which owns 40% of Sky, has been trying to buy the remaining stake since the end of 2016 but has faced repeated regulatory hurdles.
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of Fox News Channel, September 10, 2017.

European Commission raids London offices of Murdoch’s Fox as part of sports cartel probe

The unannounced raids are part of an as yet unannounced sports rights competition probe.
Rupert Murdoch.

Disney slides after Comcast tops 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky

Comcast will bid $31 billion for British satellite broadcaster Sky. The deal could upset 21st Century Fox's plans to acquire Sky in order to sell it to Disney.