Reuters has RCVed the preliminary offer on purchasethe British international news agency Rejter (Reuters) has RCVed the preliminary offer on company purchase.
" Board of directors Reuters Group Pls pays attention to change of the price of actions Reuters, - is SPK in the statement of the company placed on a site of the London stock exchange. - board of directors Reuters CFMs with reception of the forward ordering from the third party which can lead to the offer which will be made Reuters ".
thus in the statement it is specified that while " there is no confidence that the offer will be made, and will be RCVed necessary approval, including that are provided by charter Reuters ".
actions Reuters Group have flied up on Friday in the price on 25 - 30 % in comparison with the closing price on Thursday at level 492,25 pence. Now their price fluctuates at level in 617 pence for the action, however during the day reached and almost 820 pence for the action. It allows to estimate a total cost of the company approximately in 8 billion pounds sterling ($16 billion).
As informs on the the Internet - a site the British newspaper " Fajnenshl Tajms " the most probable candidate on purchase is the Canadian information group Thomson. Having bought last year the European news service AFX, Thomson time and again voiced ambitions of creation of the global information giant which could compete to leading players in the market, for example agency Bloomberg.
Reuters after several years of stagnation in 2006 has shown Gud financial results, reminds " FT ". The company charter according to which founders Reuters posess a blocking package in 30 % of voting actions can become a unique hitch at possible change of the owner. The given mechanism has been created in 1984 when the company left on a stock exchange, specially to provide independence of agency.
Meanwhile, it not the first news during the last days, connected with projects of large merges and absorbings in sphere of information technologies and mass-media.
Earlier this week head News ˝orporation Rupert Merdok declared that is ready to pay on $60 for share of company Dow Jones which among the other owns the financial news agency with the same name and the largest American business newspaper Wall Street Journal. The company thereby has been estimated in $5 billion.