What's left for Bouygues?

Monday 7 April 2014 | 15:07 CET | Author: Marion ter Welle | Market Commentary
Vivendi has decided to sell its telecom unit SFR to Altice, active in the French market with its cable unit Numericable. Vivendi's chairman, Jean-Marie Fourtou, stated in Les Echos that it was not possible to consider the Bouygues offer because of the competition issues it would have caused. Although Bouygues' offer to sell its mobile network to Free Mobile went some way to appease the competition concerns, he believes that a combined SFR/Bouygues would also have had to get rid of a certain number of clients. That would have weakened the new entity, while at the same time strengthening the

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Altice Europe / Free Mobile / Numericable / Orange / SFR / Vivendi / Vodafone
Countries: France
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