0
General

Vodafone can finance Liberty Global bid with sale of non-Europe activities

Friday 15 May 2015 | 09:44 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
Media reports continue to speculate of a possible merger between Vodafone and cable operator Liberty Global. Vodafone's sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless and its continued expansion through acquisitions on the fixed market appear to support the strategy. A sale of Vodafone's activities outside Europe could help finance a bid for Liberty Global. Its subsidiaries in Africa, India and elsewhere could be worth around GBP 30 billion. On paper, the two companies are highly complementary. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

The background article you want to read is available for International Plus and Premium subscribers.

But if you register below, we will send the article to your email address for free.

Register at Telecompaper

 

Buy International Plus or Premium subscription


Subscriptions

Already International Plus or Premium subscriber?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Companies: Liberty Global / Telenet / Vodacom / Vodafone
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

What Vodafone can do to secure regulatory approval for buying Liberty Global

Published 06 Jan 2016 13:06 CET | Europe
Vodafone's share price has risen in the new year amid renewed rumours it has restarted talks on a merger with cable group Liberty ...

Vodafone and Liberty Global: consolidation to continue regardless

Published 24 Sep 2015 10:54 CET | Europe
Vodafone and Liberty Global have been in talks for several months about a possible partial or full merger of their activities. ...

Liberty, Vodafone struggle to reach merger agreement

Published 16 Sep 2015 10:52 CET | Europe
Liberty Global is struggling to reach agreement with Vodafone Group about an exchange or combination of assets. Liberty Global ...

Cable Europe, CTAM Europe announce integration 

Published 27 Aug 2015 11:26 CET | Europe
Cable Europe, the trade association representing Europe's largest broadband cable operators, and CTAM Europe (CTAME), the ...

Vodafone Ireland sells Sony Xperia Z3+

Published 26 Jun 2015 12:24 CET | Ireland
Vodafone Ireland is exclusively offering the Sony Xperia Z3+ premium smartphone. Priced from EUR 69.99 on Vodafone Red Extra, the ...

TalkTalk chairman warns of mergers' risk to competitiveness

Published 12 Jun 2015 09:21 CET | United Kingdom
TalkTalk and Dixons Carphone retailer Charles Dunstone has warned that the wave of telecom mergers could damage UK mobile and ...

TV Cabo introduces more internet packages

Published 07 Jun 2015 18:16 CET | Mozambique
Mozambique cable operator TV Cabo has introduced some more post-paid and pre-paid internet packages. Its 100 MB post-paid package ...

'Aandeelhouders Vodafone dringen aan op deal met LGI'

Published 25 May 2015 22:45 CET | Europe
Aandeelhouders van Vodafone dringen bij het telecombedrijf aan op de verkoop van zijn niet-Europese activiteiten om zo een ...

Vodafone NL Q4: sales growth improves at cost of margins

Published 21 May 2015 13:32 CET | Netherlands
Vodafone Netherlands reported organic service revenue growth of 0.2 percent in its fiscal year to March. Vodafone Group also ...

Liberty Global's Malone says Vodafone would be 'great fit'

Published 20 May 2015 09:00 CET | Europe
Liberty Global Chairman John Malone said a tie-up with Vodafone would be a "great fit" in western Europe. "We've looked at that ...

Vodafone Ireland loses 37,000 mobile customers in Q4

Published 19 May 2015 09:21 CET | Ireland
Vodafone Ireland lost 37,000 mobile phone customers in the first three months of the year, corresponding to its fiscal fourth ...

Vodafone UK H2 sales up 1.1% to GBP 3.3 bln

Published 19 May 2015 09:00 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone UK reported revenue up 1.1 percent to GBP 3.32 billion in its fiscal second half to the end of March, compared with GBP ...

Vodacom Group FY revenue rises 2.1% to ZAR 77.3 bln

Published 18 May 2015 10:47 CET | Africa
Vodacom Group reported a 2.1 percent increase in full-year revenue to ZAR 77.3 billion from ZAR 75.7 billion in 2014. Excluding ...

Vodafone kan Liberty Global financieren met verkoop buiten-Europese activiteiten

Published 04 May 2015 15:09 CET | Europe
In de Britse pers is nieuwe speculatie verschenen over de mogelijkheid van een bod van Vodafone op Liberty Global. De verkoop van ...

Liberty Global rules out bid for ITV

Published 23 Mar 2015 08:35 CET | Europe
Cable group Liberty Global ruled out a bid to acquire UK broadcaster ITV. Liberty is ITV's second-largest shareholder with a 6.45 ...

Vodafone plans TV service launches in UK, Ireland this year

Published 17 Feb 2015 09:32 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone Ireland plans to launch a TV service that will compete with UPC, Sky and Eircom, reports the Irish Independent. Cable ...

Vodafone may succeed in cable where Liberty fails

Published 09 Dec 2014 14:37 CET | Europe
A wave of consolidation is sweeping the European telecom market. BT's plans to re-enter the UK mobile market have opened up a ...

Vodafone plays down talk of Liberty Global bid - report

Published 04 Dec 2014 13:55 CET | Europe
Vodafone has met with analysts and investors the first week of December to calm fears it could make a multi-billion dollar ...

Vodafone, Liberty Global deal may face trouble in Germany, Ireland

Published 01 Dec 2014 14:28 CET | Europe
Vodafone is reportedly contemplating merger talks with Liberty Global to create a new telecom powerhouse in Europe. Since the ...

Vodafone eyeing Liberty Global, TalkTalk - report

Published 01 Dec 2014 08:53 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including cable group Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media in the UK amongst a ...

Vodafone could bid for Liberty Global after next year - CEO

Published 12 Sep 2014 13:19 CET | Europe
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao told Bloomberg that he would consider acquiring cable giant Liberty Global if the price was right. ...

Liberty Global focuses on Europe, what's the next move?

Published 28 Jan 2014 15:53 CET | Europe
Liberty Global International (LGI) wants to spin off its Chilean subsidiary VTR and announced it has made a friendly offer to ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

10 Aug Synchronoss Q2
10 Aug ON Semiconductor Q2 2020
10 Aug Pixelworks Q2 2020
10 Aug Sohu Q2 2020
10 Aug Avaya fiscal Q3
10 Aug Ceva Q2
10 Aug Gogo Q2 2020
11 Aug Viavi fiscal Q4
11 Aug NTT fiscal Q1
11 Aug Zoom Telephonics Q2 2020
11 Aug Rakuten Group Q2
11 Aug Lumentum fiscal Q4
11 Aug Radcom Q2 2020
12 Aug Tecnotree H1 2020
12 Aug Freenet Q2 2020
12 Aug Tencent Q2 2020
12 Aug Cisco fiscal Q4
12 Aug China Unicom Q2 2020
13 Aug iQiyi Q2 2020
13 Aug 1&1 Drillisch Q2 2020
13 Aug United Internet H1 2020
13 Aug Teleste Q2 2020
13 Aug RTL Group Q2 2020
13 Aug China Mobile H1 2020
13 Aug Singtel fiscal Q1
13 Aug Teleste Q2 2020
13 Aug Deutsche Telekom Q2 2020
13 Aug Swisscom Q2 2020
13 Aug Telstra FY results
14 Aug TDC Q2 results
::: More Calendar Items