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AT&T starts talks with private equity firms on DirecTV sale - report

Tuesday 1 September 2020 | 13:40 CET | News
AT&T has started talks on selling its satellite TV business DirecTV, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company and its advisers at Goldman Sachs have been in talks with private-equity suitors, and potential bidders include Apollo Global Management and Platinum Equity, people familiar with the matter said.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: AT&T / DirecTV / Dish Network
Countries: United States
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