25 October – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Allen & Overy is advis…

25 October – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Allen & Overy is advising pay TV operator, British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, on its recommended cash offer to acquire the entire share capital of pan-European broadband network company, Easynet Group plc.

Under the terms of the offer 175p will be offered for every Easynet share, valuing Easynet at approximately £211 million.

London-based corporate partners Gary McLean and Richard Hough are leading the Allen & Overy team, assisted by associate Duncan Bellamy, working alongside BSkyB general counsel James Conyers and Anil Jhingan.

Commenting, Gary McLean said: “This is the first significant M&A transaction we have undertaken for BSkyB. We are delighted to be able to help BSkyB on a deal which the industry sees of great strategic interest.”

For further information, please contact Jo Shepherd ([email protected]) on +44 (0) 20 7330 2195 or Charlotte Hart ([email protected] ) on +44 (0) 20 7330 4871.

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