AT&T's US$48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV involves two-thirds of the payment coming from the company's own stock. Photo: MCT AT&T's US$48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV involves two-thirds of the payment coming from the company's own stock. Photo: MCT
AT&T's US$48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV involves two-thirds of the payment coming from the company's own stock. Photo: MCT

Dealmakers get creative as global acquisitions surge

Bumper quarter seesdealmakers employ innovative means such as asset swaps and joint ventures as well as leveraging rising stock prices

AT&T's US$48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV involves two-thirds of the payment coming from the company's own stock. Photo: MCT AT&T's US$48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV involves two-thirds of the payment coming from the company's own stock. Photo: MCT
AT&T's US$48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV involves two-thirds of the payment coming from the company's own stock. Photo: MCT
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