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EMI rejects Warner approach

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Mar 2007 16:54 User comments (1)

EMI rejects Warner approach EMI, one of the big four record labels, has rejected an approach made by Warner Music Group, saying the offer was too low and format of the bid too cumbersome. "WMGs proposal was considered by the Board which concluded that it is not in the best interests of EMI shareholders to entertain a pre-conditional offer which would entail prolonged regulatory uncertainty and unacceptable operational risk at a critical time for the Company," the music group said in a statement
It continued: "The Board also regards a price of 260 pence per share as inadequate, having regard to the stand-alone value of EMI, the synergies available from a combination with WMG and the risks identified above." In October 2000, both companies broke off from a proposed merger because the didn't anticipate regulatory approval.

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15.3.2007 7:42

This probably would have been a good merger too bad. It looks like the board wants to drive EMI into the ground, O'well their loss or is it?

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