Davies Ward Advises Shaw On $2B Canwest Acquisition

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT) -- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc. said Monday it would spend CA$2 billion ($1.97 billion) to acquire the television channels of restructured media company Canwest Global Communications Corp. in a move to add content ownership to its cable and satellite distribution network.

The acquisition of content — from a group of noteholders that includes private equity fund Goldman Sachs Capital Partners — to Shaw's network was a key impetus for the deal and lets the company follow in the footsteps of other media giants like Comcast Corp. and...
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