PCCW, C&W HKT merger fees $130 million

PCCW''s recommended offer for C&W HKT will involve fees of $130 million - over HK$1 billion.

Pacific Century CyberWorks' PCCW recommended offer - aka scheme of arrangement - for Cable Wireless HKT CW HKT will involve fees of HK$1.012 billion $130 million being borne by the two parties. Not bad considering this is almost eight times the bidder's revenues last year.

Although it's hard to see how PCCW can afford the fees in this deal, one has to bear in mind that these costs are pretty small beer alongsideĀ the HK$300 billion the offer was once worth. Latest share prices suggest the offer for CW HKT is worth a maximum HK$210 billion.

Although small in relative terms, the fees are pretty hefty...

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