Deals Rumor Mill: Bouygues, Citic Pacific, Dish Network

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT) -- Dish Network Corp. is reportedly eyeing a takeover of DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite-television operator, in the wake of Comcast Corp.’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., which was announced in February. Charlie Ergen, Dish’s chairman, recently reached out to Mike White, DirecTV’s CEO, to discuss a possible merger of the two companies, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The two satellite providers were blocked from an attempted merger in 2002.

French conglomerate Bouygues is on the hunt for additional investors to help increase the cash portion...
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