FILE PHOTO: CEO of German publisher Axel Springer SE Mathias Doepfner holds a speech during the annual news conference in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Funds controlled by U.S. private equity investor KKR on Wednesday offered 63 euros a share to buy out minority shareholders in Axel Springer in a deal agreed with the German publisher’s main shareholders.
The takeover offer will be subject to reaching a minimum acceptance threshold of 20% of Springer’s share capital, the bid vehicle acting on behalf of KKR said in a statement.
Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Thomas Seythal