Court overturns approval of Liberty, KabelBW deal

Wednesday 14 August 2013 | 10:50 CET | News
The Higher Regional Court in Duesseldorf has nullified a decision by Germany's Federal Cartel Office to approve the acquisition of cable network operator KabelBW by Liberty Global, Reuters reports. Approval of the takeover had been challenged by Deutsche Telekom. The Court ruled that the case would have to be re-examined by the anti-trust regulator. The cartel office approved the merger in December 2011 with a number of conditions, including unblocking digital channels and special rights for housing associations on the network. The deal led to the merger of Unitymedia, the second-largest

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / Kabel BW / Liberty Global / Unitymedia
Countries: Germany
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