Liberty Media Completes Charter Investment$2.6 billion for 27.3% stake in cable operator 5/01/2013 04:37:34 PM Eastern
Charter Communications and Liberty Media said Tuesday that Liberty has completed its $2.6 billion investment in the cable operator.
Back in March, Liberty said it would purchase 26.9 million Charter shares and 1.1 million warrants from investment funds managed by, or affiliated with, Apollo Management, Oaktree Capital Management and Crestview Partners for $95.50 each. The deal gives Liberty beneficial ownership of 27.3% of Charter's outstanding shares.
Liberty funded the purchase with cash on hand of $1.2 billion and borrowed $1.4 billion under newly executed margin loans on 20.3 million Charter common shares, 720 million Sirius XM common shares, 8.1 million Live Nation Entertainment common shares and a portion of Liberty's available for sale securities.