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Canal+ raises buyout offer for South Africa’s MultiChoice

Canal+ raises buyout offer for South Africa’s MultiChoice

FRENCH media group Vivendi's Canal+ has raised its offer to buy all the shares of South Africa's MultiChoice that it does not already own, the companies said. Canal+, the biggest shareholder in MultiChoice, will offer 125 rand per share, valuing the pending shares at about 33.7 billion rand ($1.77 billion) according to Reuters calculations, after its previous offer of 105 rand was rejected last month. Maxime Saada, chairman and CEO of Canal+, told Reuters on Tuesday that the French company had engaged with the board of Africa's biggest pay-TV company to determine a reasonable price that would lead them to resume talks. "It was clear that…
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