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Orange, Bouygues finally 'fess up to merger talks

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 05 January 16

Deal would require significant remedies in order to win over competition watchdogs.

Following a spate of rumours, Orange and Bouygues Group on Tuesday confirmed they are in early talks about a merger that could shake up France's telco market, provided they can win over competition regulators, of course. The French incumbent has been linked to its smaller rival in numerous reports, most recently on Sunday, when Le Journal du Dimanche reported that the two companies were working on a deal valuing Bouygues Telecom at &euro…

Following a spate of rumours, Orange and Bouygues Group on Tuesday confirmed they are in early talks about a merger that could shake up France's telco market, provided they can win over competition regulators, of course. The French incumbent has been linked to its smaller rival in numerous reports, most recently on Sunday, when Le Journal du Dimanche reported that the two companies were working on a deal valuing Bouygues Telecom at &euro…

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