Laliberté reaches deal to sell Cirque du Soleil: report
Canada's first space tourist and founder of Cirque du Soleil Guy Laliberte jokes around as he displays his book GAIA in Montreal, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, which features a 150 images of earth taken by him from space in 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:40PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:17AM EDT
The Globe and Mail is reporting that Guy Laliberté has struck a deal to sell his controlling interest in the Cirque du Soleil.
The Cirque fetched less than the $2 billion that Laliberté had been seeking, according to the report.
On March 23 Laliberté announced his desire to sell 90 percent of the company he founded in 1984.
Quebec politicians expressed the importance of keeping the Cirque and its 1,600 jobs in the Montreal area.