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TEGNA (TGNA) confirms receipt of acquisition proposals

  • September 21, 2021


StockTEGNA Inc.SymbolTGNA
Date Announced09/21/2021Source Press Release
TypeUnsolicited BidAcquiring Company/Person Standard General L.P.
Date of Confirmation: 02/22/2022Price at Confirmation: $22.25
Potential Profit: 3.39%Annualized Profit: 8.04%

TEGNA (TGNA) confirmed the company has recently received acquisition proposals. Consistent with its fiduciary duty to TEGNA shareholders, the Board will carefully review and evaluate these proposals.


September 21, 2021: The broadcaster Tegna Inc. (TGNA) has received takeover interest from media mogul Byron Allen and private equity giant Apollo Global Management Inc. (APO), according to people familiar with the matter.

November 5, 2021: Byron Allen has raised $10 billion in preferred equity and debt for his bid for  Tegna Inc (TGNA), hoping to prevail over a rival offer from investment firms Apollo Global Management Inc (APO) and Standard General LP, people familiar with the matter said.

February 4, 2022: Tegna Inc. (TGNA) is in advanced discussions with one of its largest shareholders, Standard General, about a potential buyout at about $24 a share, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal would be backed by alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management Inc., which is in talks to receive preferred shares in Tegna.

February 21, 2022: Standard General and Apollo Global Management Inc. are nearing a deal to acquire television broadcaster Tegna Inc. (TGNA) in a transaction valued at $24 a share, according to people familiar with the matter.

February 22, 2022: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA) and Standard General L.P. announced that TEGNA and an affiliate of Standard General have entered into a definitive agreement under which TEGNA will be acquired by the Standard General affiliate for $24.00 per share in cash.

The transaction has an equity value of approximately $5.4 billion and an enterprise value of approximately $8.6 billion, including the assumption of debt.

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