Disney doubles stake in Vice to $400 million: source

Tue Dec 8, 2015 12:24pm EST
 
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(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N: Quote) is doubling its stake in youth-focused digital media company Vice Media to $400 million, a source familiar with the matter said.

The deal will boost Disney's stake in Vice to about 10 percent and values the company at more than $4 billion, the source said.

FT first reported the news on Tuesday. (on.ft.com/21MuwNK)

Disney was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)

 
A part of the signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank, California, May 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser