Marvel Disney matchmaker cashes in…

January 8, 2010

The news that David Maisel would be leaving Marvel (old ticker: MVL) once the deal with Disney (DIS) closed had been floating around since early December. Footnoted readers may remember that it was Maisel who met with Disney Chairman Bob Iger back in February and that a few weeks later buckets of options were granted to Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter.

Disney announced last week that the deal had closed. But Marvel waited until Jan. 6 to file this 8-K which had some details about Maisel’s reward, which worked out to just over $9 million, not including millions more in stock.

That’s not too bad of a reward for being a matchmaker.

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