Sunday, 11 December 2016

Europe will see wave of telco M&A this year – S&P

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 05 March 14

Ratings firm says in-market, fixed-mobile combinations will be most likely as players seek revenue, cost synergies.

European telecoms will be one of the most active industries for mergers and acquisitions in 2014, predicted Standard & Poor's on Wednesday. The ratings firm said capital markets continue to support refinancing and acquisitions through bank and bond debt, equity, and hybrid capital. "We consider that in-market (rather than cross-border) wireless consolidation appears the most likely to generate significant revenue and cost synergies…

European telecoms will be one of the most active industries for mergers and acquisitions in 2014, predicted Standard & Poor's on Wednesday. The ratings firm said capital markets continue to support refinancing and acquisitions through bank and bond debt, equity, and hybrid capital. "We consider that in-market (rather than cross-border) wireless consolidation appears the most likely to generate significant revenue and cost synergies…

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