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Barry Diller’s IAC Buys MGM Stake for $1 Billion

Media mogul Barry Diller’s IAC/Interactive Corp. disclosed it has obtained twelve% of MGM Resorts Global for about $one billion in a wager on the on line casino operator’s nascent on the web- enterprise.

IAC’s portfolio of on the web makes incorporates Angie’s Listing, the Every day Beast, and Vimeo. It spun off Tinder owner Match Team final month, leaving it with $3.9 billion in cash and zero personal debt.

Investing some of that income in MGM gives Diller an entrée into the on the web enterprise, which is predicted to access about $60 billion this year in the U.S.

“We imagine MGM introduced a ‘once in a decade’ opportunity for IAC to very own a meaningful piece of a preeminent model in a massive classification with fantastic opportunity to move on the web,” Diller and IAC Chief Govt Joey Levin stated in a letter to IAC shareholders, incorporating that they

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