Research Brief

Consolidation continues in West Europe cable market

, published: May 2008
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Since 2006, the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Western European cable market has slowed considerably. In the period 2006 until mid 2007, only EUR 1.5 billion was spent by private equity investors and cable network operators on acquisitions. After that period, the total value of M&A until May 2008 reached approximately EUR 2 billion, but the number of transactions was only four. Carlyle completed its acquisition of French cable operator Numericable, and Candover sold the Norwegian cable network operator Get. Dutch investment company Cyrte Investments sold its 5.01 percent stake in Belgian cable operator Telenet. In The Netherlands an unusual takeover occurred. The commercial activities of cable operator CAIW were sold to the current management while an investment fund run by Dutch property group Bouwfonds bought the infrastructure. The report includes a complete list of television and broadband subscribers per Western European cable operator.


Research Type Overview
Published 28 May 2008
Pages 3
File Type PDF
Size 55kb
Geographic Scope    Western Europe
Editions Broadcast, Fixed
Topics Company, Market, Cable

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