* Kroenke Sports offers $8.75 per share
* Outdoor Channel pays InterMedia $6.5 mln termination fee
* Outdoor Channel shares down 1.4 pct at $8.72
(Adds details, background)
March 13 Cable network Outdoor Channel Holdings
Inc agreed to be acquired by Kroenke Sports &
Entertainment LLC for about $8.75 per share in cash, nearly four
months after it accepted an $8.00 offer from Leo Hindery's
InterMedia Outdoors Holdings LLC.
Outdoor Channel shares were down 1.4 percent at $8.72 on the
Nasdaq in early trading on Wednesday.
The offer from Kroenke Sports, the owner of the Denver
Nuggets basketball team and Colorado Avalanche hockey team,
values Outdoor Channel at about $227 million.
Outdoor Channel, which features programming for hunters and
other outdoor enthusiasts, said on March 4 it received an
unsolicited offer from Kroenke Sports, which was followed by a
definitive bid two days later.
Kroenke Sports is owned by Stan Kroenke, who has a majority
stake in Arsenal Football Club.
Outdoor Channel announced on Nov. 16 that it had agreed to
merge with InterMedia Outdoors Holdings LLC in a cash-and-stock
deal valued at roughly $208 million.
InterMedia is controlled by private equity investment fund
InterMedia Partners VII, founded by cable veteran Leo Hindery.
Outdoor said on Wednesday it paid InterMedia a $6.5 million
termination fee and it expects the deal with Kroenke Sports to
be completed in the second quarter.
(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee and Sruthi Ramakrishnan in
Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)