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SFR, Numericable in technical talks on merger - report

Tuesday 30 October 2012 | 10:24 CET | News
French mobile and broadband operator SFR and cable operator Numericable have held technical meetings with sales and network departments as part of their potential merger, reports Les Echos, which speculates on how such a merger would shape up financially. The two parties already held 'highly preliminary' discussions, reported Le Journal du Dimanche in the middle of October. However, Numericable, which is worth around EUR 3.7 billion, is too small for a beneficial merger with SFR, according to French bank Natixis. Its analsysts write that Numericable would not generate enough cash to enable

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Companies: Free Mobile / Iliad / Numericable / SFR / Vivendi
Countries: France
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