But he added that "perhaps more logical would be a counterbid
from Disney given it is part owner of the PJ Masks brand".
CHEERS TO A COUNTERBID
At a 51 per cent premium to last Friday's closing price, the takeover of Greene King looks like a slam-dunk.
It is targeted to close in the latter half of 2019, but there is a good chance that others may wish to make a counterbid
Comcast cannot counterbid
without losing its investment grade rating unless the Roberts clan joins forces with private equity or Big Tech.
Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid
to Comcast's nearly $66 billion offer .
Sky was another high-flyer, closing up 42p at 1,380p after Disney upped the ante for 21st Century Fox, making a $70.3bn (PS53.3bn) counterbid
for its entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65bn (PS49.2bn) offer for the company.
Analysts say the surprise move could lead to a counterbid
from Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, or others.
M&A activity spiced up a more reserved European share trading session on Tuesday after Comcast made a surprise counterbid
for pay-TV group Sky, sending its shares soaring.
But, by late December 2015, opposition voices had amassed and congealed into a legitimate entity that could counterbid
for the station, if it received the financial support of listeners across the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Dialog Semiconductor rose 2.7 pct on hopes its poorly-received deal to acquire Atmel could be in doubt after its US peer said it received a rival counterbid
stood at a premium of $0.128/dmtu over the October IODEX assessments.
Siemens, which plans to make a counterbid
by June 16, has proposed swapping its train making business for Alstom's energy assets to create two leading European companies in rail and energy.