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Daily Mail Parent May Try to Buy The Telegraph, Liberum Says

  • Such a deal would combine two leading Brexit-backing papers
  • Better target than The Sun given demographics, Liberum says
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The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper may attempt to buy rival The Daily Telegraph, according to analysts at broker Liberum Capital Ltd., a deal that would combine two of the U.K.’s most prominent right-wing and Brexit-backing newspapers.

With about 200 million pounds ($245 million) of net cash on its balance sheet after the recent sale of energy-information business Genscape, Daily Mail & General Trust Plc is positioned to pursue its stated preference for bolt-on acquisitions rather than shareholder returns, Ian Whittaker and Harry Read wrote in a note. The Daily Mail declined to comment.