Numericable SA’s proposed merger with SFR, the French phone carrier owned by Vivendi SA, would probably avoid a lengthy antitrust challenge because of little overlap in businesses, people familiar with the matter said.
AT&T Inc. executives huddled with small groups of investors in Barcelona this week to discuss their willingness to own cable assets and stretch their balance sheet for big investments in mature economies like those in Europe, said people with knowledge of the matter.
AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson comes to Europe several times a year bearing a message: The region would do well to learn from the Americans in developing new mobile technology. Problem is, Europe isn’t particularly interested in the lesson.
Grupo Corporativo ONO SA, the Spanish cable operator preparing an initial public offering, is seeing signs that the nation’s economy will improve in 2014, Chief Executive Officer Rosalia Portela said today.
Vodafone Group Plc is in talks about increasing its stake in Greek broadband provider Hellas Online SA as it expands Web and video services across Europe, people familiar with the company’s plans said.
Orange SA has intensified its search for acquisition targets in Spain to avoid being left out of potential consolidation in the country’s telecommunications market, according to people familiar with the matter.
Billionaire John Malone has set his succession plans in motion by giving the chief executive officers of Discovery Communications Inc. and Liberty Global Plc the right to buy his stakes should he decide to sell.
Vodafone Group Plc has approached Grupo Corporativo ONO SA’s owners about a potential acquisition as the cable company meets this week to discuss an initial public offering or a sale, people familiar with the matter said.