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Comcast Is Weighing Private Equity Partnerships for Fox Bid

  • Cable giant is pondering next steps after Disney upped offer
  • Comcast is said to consider seeking help if bidding escalates
Bloomberg business news
Comcast, Disney, and 21st Century Fox
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Comcast Corp. is mulling teaming up with private equity investors in its pursuit of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s assets, a step that may help it compete in an escalating bidding war, a person familiar with the situation said.

The cable giant also is assessing whether strategic investors could help the company counter a takeover attempt by Walt Disney Co., according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private.