AT&T nears deal with TPG to sell large minority stake in DirecTV, U-verse


AT&T is nearing a deal to sell a substantial minority stake in its DirecTV and U-verse business to private-equity firm TPG, according to people familiar with the matter.

A deal could be announced as soon as this week, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. The deal includes all of AT&T’s streaming assets, including AT&T TV.

The deal will value the AT&T video businesses around at $15 billion. AT&T acquired DirecTV in 2015 for $48.5 billion.

TPG declined to comment. AT&T could not be immediately reached for comment.

This story is developing.

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