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Partner deal sealed; Haim Saban to be controlling shareholder

The sale of cellular carrier Partner Communications Ltd. to Haim Saban has been finalized. According to the deal, Saban will pay $80 million in cash to Scailex Corporation, which is controlled by Ilan Ben-Dov, and will also take on the $300 million debt that Scailex owes to the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Fund. (Golan Hazani, Calcalist)