John Malone To Sell Qurate Super-Voting Stake For Nearly $400M

Cable legend John Malone, just days after converting his super-voting shares in Discovery Inc. to common stock for no premium to help facilitate its merger with WarnerMedia, has agreed to sell his Class B shares on TV and online retailer Qurate Retail Group to long-time lieutenant Greg Maffei, for about $400 million in cash or stock.

Liberty Interactive Is Now Qurate Retail Group

Qurate Retail Group will comprise eight retail brands — QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements. QVC’s Mike George will be president and CEO, Liberty’s Greg Maffei will be chairman.