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Blackstone Eyes India: Potential Acquisition of Disney’s Indian Arm | Deep Dive

Private equity firm Blackstone is in preliminary discussions with Walt Disney to acquire a stake in Disney’s Indian arm, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Blackstone looking to acquire a stake in Disney’s Indian arm. Photo: Shutterstock

The Indian entertainment market is highly competitive, prompting Disney to consider a sale or partnership for its digital and TV business.

Blackstone-backed U.S. media firm Candle Media, founded by former Disney executives, reportedly facilitated conversations between the two companies.

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