The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100 per cent owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas. The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney’s successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel.
Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.