Quebecor decides to not meet bid of competitor in Just For Laughs sale
Comedy company is expected to now fall into the hands of American agency
Quebecor Media has chosen to not exercise its right of first refusal in the sale of Just For Laughs, the comedy company said Thursday.
A deal between the two firms gave the Montreal-based media conglomerate 12 days to make an offer equal to that of any potential competitor in the sale of Just For Laughs.
Rozon announced he would sell his majority stake in the company amid allegations last fall he sexually harassed and assaulted several women.
He has denied the allegations and they have not been proven in court
Neither Quebecor nor ICM reacted to Thursday's news.
"In order to preserve the integrity of the process, Just For Laughs will not make any further comments for the time being," the company said in a statement.