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Tribune strengthens its position with $70.5 investment

Staff writer ▼ | May 23, 2016
Tribune Publishing said billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong invested $70.5 million in the company, becoming its second largest shareholder.
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Tribune also rejected Gannett's latest takeover offer, but said on Monday that it would allow the publisher of USA Today access to some confidential corporate information.

Los Angeles-based Soon-Shiong, through his fund Nant Capital, will hold about 12.9 percent in Tribune and join the publisher's board as vice chairman on June 2.

Soon-Shiong, a South African-born surgeon, is part-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and a founder of two drug companies, which he sold for a total of $8.6 billion.

Tribune rejected Gannett's $15 per share cash offer, raised last week from $12.25 per share, saying it was not in the best interests of shareholders.


 

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