http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/comcast-set-to-acquire-time-warner-cable/Comcast will announce a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal worth more than $44 billion that will unite the biggest and second largest cable television operators in the country, according to people briefed on the matter. .
The surprise merger expected to be announced on Thursday is likely to bring to an end a protracted takeover battle that a smaller cable rival, Charter Communications, has been waging for Time Warner Cable, and will be the second major deal for Comcast in recent years to radically reshape the American media landscape.
Time Warner Cable shareholders will receive 2.875 shares of newly issued Comcast common stock for each of their shares. Based on Comcasts closing price of $55.24 on Wednesday, that values each Time Warner Cable share at about $158.82 each.
The monster gets bigger.