Tribune Acquired by Alden Global Capital Hedge Fund

Shareholders voted Friday on the $630 million deal

Lindsey Ellefson

Tribune shareholders voted in favor of acquisition by hedge fund Alden Global Capital.

Tribune publishes the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Sun-Sentinel, and Daily Press, among others.

In February, Tribune agreed to be acquired Alden Global Capital in a $630 million deal, pending approval.

Under the agreement, Alden, which already owns about 32% of Tribune’s shares, will acquire the remaining shares it doesn’t already own for $17.25 per share. The Baltimore Sun will not be part of the acquisition and will instead be sold to Sunlight for All Institute, a nonprofit formed by Stewart Bainum Jr.

Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong holds 24% stake in Tribune. On Friday, his spokesperson announced he abstained from voting.

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