Dish. No pun intended, but Clearwire will be the loser in this battle if Dish fails to come through. Dish's chairman Charlie Ergen is not one to back down from a battle, but his ideas have been likened to pipe dreams at times. Such was the case when
and the companies "continue to meet regularly and conduct the due diligence process that began in late May." Thus speaks Charlie Ergen 's company in a terse PR meant to assure Sprint investors it's still working on a deal ahead of a June 12 shareholder
real goal is to negotiate a partnership. Analyst Jack Grubman : "In his heart of hearts, I don’t think [ Charlie ] Ergen really wants to own Sprint, I don’t think he really wants to own Clearwire." ( yesterday ) 2 comments!
receiving signed commitment letters from 5 banks for $9B, reports the WSJ . Dish hasn't yet paid commitment fees as Charlie Ergen is waiting for Sprint's board to declare Dish's offer potentially superior to SoftBank's ( SFTBF.PK ) $20.1B bid
May 20 (Reuters) - Charlie Ergen , the chairman of U.S. satellite company Dish Network Corp, has offered to buy bankrupt broadband company LightSquared Inc's wireless airwaves, a source close to Ergen told Reuters.
(Reuters) - Acquiring Sprint Nextel is so important to Dish Network Corp founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen that he said on Thursday he may have to put the satellite TV company up for sale unless it prevails in its bidding war for Sprint with Japan's SoftBank Corp.
an attempt to gain a bit of leverage as Dish pursues its bids for Sprint and Clearwire. Also: During Dish's Q1 call, Charlie Ergen stated Dish would consider partnering with another carrier if Sprint sticks with SoftBank (no surprise), and that a sale
NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp Chairman Charlie Ergen said he could end up putting the entire satellite TV company up for sale if he lost his battle with Japan's SoftBank Corp to buy Sprint Nextel Corp.
May 9 (Reuters) - DISH Network Corp : * Chairman charlie ergen says company has not done due diligence on Sprint
challenges as the market evolves. Our fair value estimate is unchanged, pending the outcome of the Sprint bid. Chairman Charlie Ergen provided additional details about wireless strategy and contingency plans. Ergen believes that Softbank will be compelled