Deal of the Week: CenturyLink Buys Level 3; Gannett Gets TroncedBy
For our 50th episode extravaganza, you get two deals for the price of one (which is nothing!). CenturyLink is buying Level 3 for $34 billion in cash and stock, including debt. Surprised Level 3 is so big? We were too. Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Tara Lachapelle and telecom reporter Scott Moritz explain the businesses of CenturyLink and Level 3 and why a merger makes sense, although maybe not at $34 billion. Plus, Gannett's attempt to buy Tronc has officially failed. Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Brooke Sutherland joins host Alex Sherman once more to shake their heads at the name Tronc...and talk about why the deal failed.