Sprint, Nextel Partners Settle on Price
Dec 20, 2005, 1:33 PM by (staff)
Sprint Nextel today announced they will buy affiliate Nextel Partners for $9.2 billion in cash. Nextel Partners' contract with Nextel allowed the affiliate to force a purchase by the Nextel should it ever be acquired, and they did so in October. Since then the two companies have been bickering about the company's value in and out of court. The purchase price was finally determined by averaging two independent valuations conducted by large investment firms. The purchase will be completed in early 2006.
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This puts the total Purchase over $15 Billion
Sprint Nextel will buy affiliate for $6.5B
Sprint Nextel Corp. will buy wireless affiliate Nextel Partners Inc. for $28.50 a share, or $6.5 billion.
In a written release Tuesday, the companie...
As some people on here have predicted (texaswireless, among others), and others have refuted very strongly (nextel1, this purchase of nextel is ending up to not be such a bargain after all. If my calculations ar
"Nextel Partners 9.2 Billion (this is incorrect it is $6.5 billion)
Enterprise Communication 0.1 Billion
Alamosa PCS 4.3 Billion
IWO Holdings 0.4 Billion
Gulf Coast 0.3 Billion
US Unwired 1.3 Billion"...
Also, you implied you were referring to THIS purchase costing $15B. Yes, acquiring all of the PCS affiliates is starting to add up. ...
Correction about the Nextel Partners buy out price
"KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. said Tuesday it would buy outstanding shares of Nextel Partners Inc. in a deal valued at $6.5 billion, or $28.50 per share, settling a battle with its largest affiliate."