The scramble is on to lead the estimated $10 billion to $15 billion financing for Walt Disney Co.'s purchase of Capital Cities/ABC Inc.

"Anybody who believes they have a shot at leading this deal will move aggressively to bid for it," said one bank syndicator. "My guess is that people are sending blind commitments to the company today."

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