Telstra

There have been news reports that Telstra may bid for the private equity-owned Nine Entertainment or Consolidated Media. Our claim in Telstra Pt II: What’s it worth? from 31 May 12 (Hold – $3.54) that the company’s valuation could be impacted by ‘an ill-conceived acquisition’ now seems eerily providential. Whilst reports this morning suggest Telstra is out of the running for Consolidated Media, a bid for Nine isn’t impossible (unfortunately). Current owners CVC have been looking to exit for some time. Nine has proved extremely difficult to turn around and has $3.8bn of debt that needs to be refinanced swiftly....

There have been news reports that Telstra may bid for the private equity-owned Nine Entertainment or Consolidated Media. Our claim in Telstra Pt II: What’s it worth? from 31 May 12 (Hold – $3.54) that the company’s valuation could be impacted by ‘an ill-conceived acquisition’ now seems eerily providential.

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