Saturday, 18 November 2017

Spark lobbies court to delay Vodafone/Sky NZ deal

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 20 February 17

Incumbent asks for 36 hours of 'breathing space' in the event that regulator clears NZ$3.44 billion merger.

Spark New Zealand on Monday petitioned the country's High Court to delay Vodafone's planned merger with Sky Network Television in the event that the Commerce Commission approves the deal. The Commission is due to decide whether to green-light the NZ$3.44 billion (€2.33 billion) transaction on Thursday. Should the deal get the go-ahead, Spark – which is opposed to the tie…

Spark New Zealand on Monday petitioned the country's High Court to delay Vodafone's planned merger with Sky Network Television in the event that the Commerce Commission approves the deal. The Commission is due to decide whether to green-light the NZ$3.44 billion (€2.33 billion) transaction on Thursday. Should the deal get the go-ahead, Spark – which is opposed to the tie…

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