Saturday, 10 December 2016

French kissin' in the M&A

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 07 March 14

As Bouygues and Numericable do battle for SFR's hand, we take a look at the possible outcomes for the French market.

"Embrasser c'est Francais," Debbie Harry trilled in 1986...something I of course am far too young to remember <cough>. Fast-forward the best part of 30 years and it's not so much kissing as it is squaring up for battle, as far as the French mobile market is concerned, that is. There is going to be a takeover in the French mobile market, the outcome of which will have serious consequences for several of the main players. After months of speculation, this week brought two takeover offers for French mobile operator SFR…

"Embrasser c'est Francais," Debbie Harry trilled in 1986...something I of course am far too young to remember <cough>. Fast-forward the best part of 30 years and it's not so much kissing as it is squaring up for battle, as far as the French mobile market is concerned, that is. There is going to be a takeover in the French mobile market, the outcome of which will have serious consequences for several of the main players. After months of speculation, this week brought two takeover offers for French mobile operator SFR…

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