$61B Time Warner Bid Highlights Risks For Big Telecom Deals

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 2:33 PM EST) -- A rival's bombshell tie-up bid that this week valued Time Warner Cable Inc. at more than $61 billion including debt marked yet another transformative prospect for the U.S. telecom sector, but attorneys say industry challenges and a tough regulatory climate pose real threats to such blockbuster deals.

The rejected offer from Charter Communications Inc. likely won't be the only bid lobbed at Time Warner. But despite the interest from at least one cash-flush bidder, the marketplace for months has questioned whether further consolidation in the already...
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