Saturday, September 8, 2007
The preliminary Form S-4 filed for the acquisition of Dow Jones by News Corp. states that advisers to the publisher contacted 21 "potential transaction partners," but generated no counter-offers to Murdoch's $60 per share bid. The document also sets forth a detailed chronology of events from the initial contact in March until the announcement of the merger on August 1. The Dow Jones shareholders meeting is expected to be held in October. WSJ, Dow Jones Didn't Get A Viable Rival Offer.