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Rupert Murdoch criticises Penguin Random House as 'faux merger'

Posted at 8:06AM Wednesday 31 Oct 2012

Mr Murdoch's News Corporation, owner of rival Harper Collins, was apparently looking to scupper the tie-up with a last-minute GBP1bn bid approach for Penguin. Pearson and Bertlesmann said they are confident that the deal will win competition approval and pledged to retain their editorial independence.

But Mr Murdoch said: "Two publishers trying to contract while saying the opposite. Let's hear from authors and agents."

Telegraph




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