BCE Buyout Now Uncertain

There’s now a significant chance that the BCE privatization won’t happen under the initial terms. It was announced over the weekend that the lenders wanted to renegotiate the terms of the deal (higher interest rates, lower price). Then today, the Québec Court of Appeal overturned a previous ruling against the bondholders, taking the stock down more than 10%. All told, BCE stock is trading at almost a 25% discount to the original deal price. This is a big deal, as its shares are one of the most widely held by Canadians, making up part of countless RSPs and private investment portfolios.


One Reply to “BCE Buyout Now Uncertain”

  1. So Charlie…what you’re saying is perhaps it might be ok to buy BCE at this time? I considered buying some after I saw this, do you think BCE will still sell at some point int he near future?

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