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62305823,378 posts since 19 Aug 2005
Looks like someone is expecting a payday for this deal and making sure ITV pays for it. It could also be a double bluff to keep ITV away. I still think ITV would be better off keeping far away from STV for the time being, Maybe once everything else has calmed down it could possible take another look.
DE88682 posts since 8 Jan 2017
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Richard Bernstein... I assume he's not related to the Bernsteins of Granada.
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melter5 posts since 2 Dec 2018
Looks like someone is expecting a payday for this deal and making sure ITV pays for it. It could also be a double bluff to keep ITV away. I still think ITV would be better off keeping far away from STV for the time being, Maybe once everything else has calmed down it could possible take another look.

Keep ITV away? Given Crystal Amber's history in it's previous investments, I very much doubt that (just look at their investment in Pinewood).

They want a sale.
all new Phil3,192 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Looks like someone is expecting a payday for this deal and making sure ITV pays for it. It could also be a double bluff to keep ITV away. I still think ITV would be better off keeping far away from STV for the time being, Maybe once everything else has calmed down it could possible take another look.

All this talk of keeping ITV away or making them pay as much as possible has a slight whiff of arrogance to it.
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62305823,378 posts since 19 Aug 2005
I'm not the shareholder who wants an £1.50 or 1/3 more in cash terms than the current state price......

I still believe itv would be better off staying away until 2020.
JamesM0984
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I'm not the shareholder who wants an £1.50 or 1/3 more in cash terms than the current state price......

I still believe itv would be better off staying away until 2020.


Why? What changes?
JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Absolutely. But STV know ITV want the missing piece of the puzzle. That gives them enormous leverage in any deal.
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