Deals & M&A – Page 18

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    Vodacom aims for 100m fintech users on road to sale


    CEO Shameel Joosub sets sights on nine-figure base to win better bargaining position with potential buyers and partners. Vodacom taking control of fintech offerings in Ghana and Egypt, to fuel expansion.

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    Liberty CEO: call me, Nick, if you want to sell VodafoneZiggo


    Mike Fries says Liberty “open-minded” on possibility of transaction with co-parent Vodafone. Management of Dutch JV conducting “strategic review” around issues including infrastructure and content ownership.

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    Deutsche Telekom quietly exits Dynamic Signal


    DTCP divests 2018 investment, which has merged with SocialChorus.

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    Vodafone’s nudge technique gets STC ‘back to table’


    Regional media reports indicate that Saudi Telecom Company is seeking to revive a buyout of the Group’s Egyptian business, after failure of 2020 deal. Move follows Vodafone’s exploration of an internal switch of Egyptian OpCo.

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    DAZN targets Premier League with BT Sport bid — reports


    Reports indicate BT is in “advanced” stage talks with DAZN to offload BT Sport, with a deal mooted “within weeks”. Broadcasting rights the big-ticket item for US streaming specialist, while BT looks to focus efforts on network expansion.

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    Telefónica nearing Uruguay exit?


    New suitor emerges as Telefónica considers bid for Uruguayan unit. Local politician leading acquisition push on behalf of consortium partners. Reported bid falls some way short of independent valuation.

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    Telefónica joins Liberty in move towards UK tower sale


    Goldman Sachs reportedly handed reins to examine prospective Cornerstone share sale.

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    OTE takes full ownership of Romanian mobile business


    OTE’s near-100% absorption of mobile business a regulatory prerequisite for sale of its fixed sibling to Orange. Telekom Romania’s 30% holding given €59m price tag. Previously the subject of sale speculation, TRMC now fully focused on organic growth, with new Bucharest headquarters portrayed as “fresh start”.

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    T-Systems offloads South African remnant


    Deutsche Telekom’s enterprise unit wraps up SA exit after selling training and development provider. Continuation of T-Systems slimming drive

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    DT set for trio of Vision Fund tie ups: Claure


    SoftBank to give DT a big reservoir of digital partners to draw from as it seeks new revenue streams, starting with European e-mobility, learning, and fintech players. Claure talks up ‘convergence’ and long-term nature of relationship between SoftBank and DT. SoftBank exec looking to make big impression after securing ...

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    DT trades Dutch NatCo for a scoop of US, plus sprinkles


    Former DT CEO Obermann steps in with buyout of T-Mobile Netherlands through Apax–Warburg Pincus consortium. Deal is culmination of turnaround effort launched in 2016 when last attempt to sell NatCo fell through. Exit opens the lid on a box of intriguing strategic options for DT. DT directs some of ...

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    Deutsche Telekom sees Dutch exit door loosen — report


    India’s Reliance Industries reportedly set to make €4.8bn non-binding offer for T-Mobile Netherlands. Several top foreign banks apparently formed syndicate to fund the takeover. Akash Ambani said to be personally managing the T-Mobile transaction.

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    FiBrasil straight into M&A action with Phoenix Fiber buy


    Vivo said to have been collaborating with the Phoenix fibre unit since March 2019. Deal brings in a further 170,000 premises, with 310,000 to come.

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    Aussie antitrust tsar seeks change after TPG–Vodafone merger


    Rod Sims, Chair of Australia’s competition commission, expresses “serious concerns” about market health after TPG–Vodafone merger. Sims wants bigger powers to block further anti-competitive M&A.

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    CityFibre eyes fresh cash injection


    Press reports suggest Openreach challenger will announce fresh funds through stake sale and bond issue.

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    Telefónica finalises Telxius tower sale as infra deals flow


    American Tower acquires last tranche of 31,000 Telxius towers for €7.7bn, with deal set to reduce Telefónica net debt by €4.6bn. Fibre InfraCos in Latin America ramp up, with KKR expanding its relationship with the Group. Digital businesses also restructuring with Telefónica Tech spreading its influence.

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    TPG puts feelers out for TowerCo deal


    Australian JV conducting “preliminary market assessment” ahead of possible spin-off. Scope of monetisation would be limited by operator’s low level of site ownership. Competitors have already made moves.

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    Telefónica said to be negotiating PangeaCo stake sale


    Peruvian fibre business reportedly on the market, as Group’s Hispam monetising plans evolve further. PangeaCo to take form of Brazilian/Chilean equivalent, assuming part-sale goes through.

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    Höttges “ready” for Drahi tête-à-tête after BT raid


    DT confirms Altice’s secretive acquisition of a large BT holding went unflagged. Group “open” to discussions and sees prospect of “exciting” developments towards end of 2021. DT accentuates lack of pressure to sell up, should Altice target its holding.

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    DT interest Community Fibre subsumes rival


    FTTP altnet backed by BT shareholder absorbs assets of smaller fibre builder. Business now looking “beyond London” as it continues to accelerate growth. Community Fibre’s FTTP footprint stands at 300,000 premises. Acquisition not impacting commercial operations or leadership structure of “independent” merger partner.