Six survive Endemol auction

(Thomson IM) Telefonica gives groups including Goldman Sachs, Apax Partners and PAI Partners access to further information in preparation for binding offers.

Six bidders have made it through to through to the next round of the auction for Endemol, the television production unit responsible for programmes including Big Brother and Deal or no Deal.

The Wall Street Journal reported that 20 companies originally expressed an interest, but now just six have been given access by vendor Telef