He noted the deal gave Sapient an enterprise value (equityplus debt) of around 12 times its forecast earnings beforeinterest tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for 2015,far above Publicis' current multiple of about 8 times.
America Movil, owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, in 2013 made a bid to take over all of the Dutch telecoms group but failed, when an independent foundation tasked with protecting KPN's stakeholders acquired a near 50 percent share.
Still, Cook was plainly reluctant, and, as he put it in his essay in Bloomberg Businessweek, “I don’t seek to draw attention to myself.” But, he wrote, he came to the realization that “If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
The women’s race also came down to a late, foot-to-foot gutcheck, Kenyan Mary Keitany surging in Central Park to edge her countrywoman, Jemima Sumgong, finishing in 2:25:07 in as close a finish as the race has ever had. Sumgong clocked 2:25:10.
In a funny twist of fate, the computer comes to auction via an unwitting soul. In 2004, Robert Luther purchased a storage locker which housed the computer. He had no idea what he was getting, but come December 11, we think he’ll be glad he paid whatever he did for that locker.