The townhouse in London’s Mayfair neighborhood where Michael and Yoel Zaoui have their offices is much more modest than the sprawling financial-district headquarters where they spent most of their careers.
Charter Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire about 1.5 million subscribers from Comcast Corp. and an equity stake in a newly formed company with another 2.5 million customers, people familiar with the situation said.
Cable billionaire John Malone, mounting a challenge against Vodafone Group Plc, would consider acquiring wireless customers and stores in Germany that may be put up for sale pending a review of a merger of the country’s third- and fourth-biggest network operators.
European Union merger regulators probing Liberty Global Plc’s plan to buy Dutch cable company Ziggo NV quizzed TV content suppliers about whether the impact of the tie up would spill over beyond the Netherlands.
Last year, John Malone bought Humewood Castle, a neo-Gothic jumble of towers, gables, and turrets at the foot of Ireland’s Wicklow mountains. The landscape of forest and heath could hardly be more different from Colorado’s high plains, where the cable cowboy owns thousands of acres -- but it reflects a broader strategic shift for Malone.