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Dish snagging Clearwire?


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#26 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

The following snippet was taken from All Things Digital, For the full article you do have to go to Wall Street Journal online

 

Clearwire Committee to Back Dish’s Offer, Delay Sprint Vote

 

Sharon Terlep and Thomas Gryta, Reporters, The Wall Street Journal

 

A special committee of Clearwire Corp.’s board is planning to push back a Thursday shareholder vote and recommend the full board endorse a tender offer from Dish Network Corp., according to a person familiar with the situation, a move that would shun an earlier takeover agreement with majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp.

Despite the expected endorsement, the struggle for control of the mobile broadband provider is likely to continue amid a clash between Sprint and Dish over whether Clearwire can grant certain governance rights to Dish as part of its tender offer. Given Sprint’s stake, Dish is seeking to become a major minority shareholder in Clearwire.




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#27 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

Dish announcement:

 

DISH Announces Extension of the Tender Offer to Acquire Clearwire

 

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that DISH Acquisition Holding Corporation ("Purchaser") has extended the expiration of the previously announced tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock of Clearwire Corporation for $4.40 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes, until 12:00 midnight (New York City time) at the end of the day on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, unless further extended or earlier terminated. The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight (New York City time) at the end of the day on Friday, June 28, 2013. Certain other modifications to the previously announced tender offer were also announced today on an amendment to the Schedule TO filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.

Colbent Corporation, the depository for the tender offer, has advised that, as of the close of business on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, approximately 245,411 shares of common stock of Clearwire were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn from the tender offer.

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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.092 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.




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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:49 AM

Gee they're going to court who could've seen that coming? :rolleyes:

 

Sprint sues to stop Dish Clearwire buyout

 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Sprint is suing to stop Dish Network's buyout of wireless data network operator Clearwire. The nation's third-largest cellphone carrier said the proposed deal violates the rights of Sprint and other Clearwire shareholders.

 

See the rest here: http://money.msn.com...618&id=16606840




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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

DISH Statement on Sprint Complaint

 

 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today issued the following statement in response to Sprint Nextel Corporation's June 17 allegations against DISH and Clearwire Corporation:

"Sprint's lawsuit is a transparent attempt to divert attention from its failure to deal fairly with Clearwire's shareholders, as well as to exploit its majority position to block Clearwire's shareholders from receiving a fair price for their shares. DISH is confident that its superior offer, which has been unanimously recommended by the Clearwire Board, including the majority appointed by Sprint, will be upheld and Clearwire shareholders will be free to realize the 29 percent premium represented by the DISH offer."

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.092 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.




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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:35 PM

Dish has withdrawn their offer for Clearwire

 

http://dish.client.s...eleaseID=774018



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnd.....  they're outta there!

 

Really... weird upon weird...  now Dish has bailed on both bidding efforts.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:49 AM

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnd.....  they're outta there!

 

Really... weird upon weird...  now Dish has bailed on both bidding efforts.

About the only thing Charlie accomplished is to cost Softbank and Sprint more money because they had to offer more to overcome Dish's offers. On to T-Mobile next?




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