Baupost's Klarman Adds Time Warner to Growing Media Holdings

  • Hedge fund firm increases its stake in 21st Century Fox
  • Firm is among the largest owners of TV operator Sky Plc
Seth Klarman Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group is building up its media empire.

The Boston-based hedge fund bought a stake in Time Warner Inc. and added to its holdings of 21st Century Fox Inc. in the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing.

Klarman is already the third-largest owner of Sky Plc, a European pay TV operator, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Fox is pursuing a takeover of Sky, which reached a two-year high Wednesday.

Baupost bought 8.1 million shares of Time Warner valued at $741 million as of Dec. 31. Klarman purchased 3.15 million shares of two different classes of Fox stock, valued at a combined $216 million at the end of the year.

A message to Baupost was not immediately returned.

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