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Disney buys Marvel for $4B

The Walt Disney Co. will acquire Marvel Ent. in a stock and cash transaction deal worth $4B.

The Walt Disney Co. will acquire Marvel Ent. in a stock and cash transaction deal worth $4B.

Based on the 8/28 closing price of Disney stock, the transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4B.

Variety reports Disney will acquire ownership of more than 5,000 Marvel characters including: Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor.

The boards of both companies have approved the pact, which is subject to Anti-trust review and the approval of Marvel shareholders.

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