Outdoor Channel Agrees To Be Acquired By Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
The transaction, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013, is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the receipt of requisite regulatory approvals and adoption of the KSE Agreement by Outdoor Channel's stockholders. Outdoor Channel's largest stockholders, Perry T. Massie, Thomas H. Massie and their affiliated entities and Outdoor Channel's directors and executive officers, who currently represent a combined ownership of approximately 41% of the Company, each have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction, subject to certain exceptions.
The special meeting of stockholders of Outdoor Channel to adopt the InterMedia Agreement, which was originally scheduled for March 13, 2013, and which the Company announced it intended to adjourn to March 22, 2013, has been cancelled.
Lazard is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Outdoor Channel in connection with the transaction. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. is legal advisor to Outdoor Channel in connection with the transaction. Allen & Company LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor to KSE in connection with the transaction. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is legal advisor to KSE in connection with the transaction.
About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. owns and operates Outdoor Channel and Winnercomm, Inc. Nielsen estimated that Outdoor Channel had approximately 39.1 million cable, satellite and telco subscribers for March 2013. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm is one of America's leading and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. The Company also owns and operates the SkyCam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football.
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