0
General

Liberty, Vodafone deal faces tax complications - report

Monday 21 September 2015 | 10:50 CET | News
Talks between Liberty Global and Vodafone Group over a potential exchange or merger of assets have hit trouble over Liberty's complicated tax arrangement, reports The Telegraph citing unnamed City sources. Liberty owns UK cable company Virgin Media and uses the latter's billions in accumulated losses to reduce its tax burden. Sources indicate that Liberty's refusal to abandon this strategy and its need to keep control of Virgin have so far proved to be a major hurdle to any potential deal.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



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 / Virgin Media / Vodafone Group
Countries: Europe / United Kingdom
::: 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

Vodafone, Liberty Global in talks for Dutch joint venture

Published 02 Feb 2016 14:31 CET | Netherlands
Vodafone has confirmed it's in talks on a possible joint venture with Liberty Global in the Netherlands. This would see Vodafone ...

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, Liberty end merger talks

Published 28 Sep 2015 08:30 CET | Europe
Vodafone Group announced that it and Liberty Global have terminated their merger discussion. The group confirmed on 5 June that ...

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. ...

Kan Vodafone ook in Nederland Netflix aan zich binden?

Published 22 Sep 2015 11:00 CET | Netherlands
In de telecom wordt het geld verdiend met breedband, maar voor de differentiatie draait het momenteel om content, vooral video. ...

Vodafone brings 3G access to rural Hampshire locations

Published 21 Sep 2015 17:05 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone UK has rolled out 3G coverage to the rural communities of Easton and Itchen Abbas in Hampshire as part of the Rural Open ...

'Fiscale routes compliceren deal Vodafone - Liberty Global'

Published 21 Sep 2015 11:14 CET | Europe
De onderhandelingen tussen Liberty Global en Vodafone Group worden bemoeilijkt door de fiscale constructies van Liberty Global, ...

Vodafone rolls out 3G in rural Norfolk communities

Published 21 Sep 2015 11:00 CET | United Kingdom
Vodafone UK has rolled out 3G mobile coverage to the rural Norfolk communities of High Kelling, Hillington, and Upper Sheringham ...

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 ...

Telekom to object to Vodafone/Liberty Global German merger

Published 07 Sep 2015 10:35 CET | Germany
Deutsche Telekom would protest against a merger between Liberty Global and Vodafone Group in Germany, arguing that the two rivals ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Apr Orange Q1 2021
22 Apr Tele2 Q1 2021
22 Apr AT&T Q1 2021
22 Apr Intel Q1 2021
22 Apr VeriSign Q1 2021
22 Apr Snap Q1 2021
22 Apr Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Q1
22 Apr FCC meeting
23 Apr Telia Q1 2021
25 Apr Vodafone Qatar Q1 2021
26 Apr SBA Communications Q1 2021
27 Apr Siminn Q1 2021
27 Apr Alphabet Q1 2021
27 Apr AudioCodes Q1 2021
27 Apr Mediaset FY results
27 Apr Juniper Networks Q1 2021
27 Apr Sequans Q1 2021
27 Apr Corning Q1 2021
27 Apr Calix Q1 2021
27 Apr A10 Networks Q1 2021
27 Apr Microsoft fiscal Q3
27 Apr A1 Telekom Austria Q1 2021
27 Apr America Movil Q1 2021
27 Apr F5 Networks fiscal Q2
28 Apr Yandex Q1 2021
28 Apr SK hynix Q1
28 Apr MaxLinear Q1
28 Apr Oooredoo Q1 2021
28 Apr ZTE Q1 2021
28 Apr Ribbon Communications Q1 2021
::: More Calendar Items