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Warner Music Said to Pass Up Higher Sony Bid for Blavatnik

Warner Music Group Corp. passed on a higher offer from a group that included Sony Corp. when it accepted the $8.25-a-share buyout bid from Len Blavatnik, people with knowledge of the music company’s auction said.

Sony, with Guggenheim Partners and Ron Perelman, was willing to pay $8.50 a share for Warner Music, or 3 percent more than the $1.3 billion offered by Blavatnik’s Access Industries, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the deliberations were private.