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Slide #78. The Walt Disney Company — Lucasfilm Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.
Walt Disney is an entertainment company. Co. has four businesses segments: Media Networks, which includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations and radio networks and stations; Parks and Resorts, which owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Resort and Spa and among others; Studio Entertainment, which produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, musical recordings and live stage plays; and Consumer Products and Interactive Media, which licenses Co.'s trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers.
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