AT&T sets acquisition targets, focus: Europe – report

Friday 21 June 2013 | 10:14 CET | News
AT&T has set potential acquisition targets over the past two months, including part of Telefonica or some of its foreign assets, Bloomberg reports, citing three unnamed people familiar with the matter. AT&T informally approached the Spanish government expressing its interest in acquiring around 29.9 percent of Telefonica. However, according to one of the sources, the US operator was told such a proposal would not be welcome.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telefonica
Countries: Europe / Latin America / United States
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