Sunday, 11 April 2021

What does Vodafone's Liberty Global acquisition mean for Europe's telecoms market?

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 26 July 19

As the European Commission green-lights Vodafone's Liberty Global acquisition, could we see a spate of other mergers and acquisitions follow suit?

Last week the European Commission finally gave the go ahead for Vodafone's €18.4bn acquisition of a string of Liberty Global's telecoms assets in Eastern Europe. Vodafone will acquire assets in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Romania as it expands its European empire. In doing so, it will become the single biggest provider of converged telecommunications services on the continent, stealing the crown of Europe's current champion of converged services, Deutsche Telekom in the process. "With the completion of the Liberty Global acquisitions, Vodafone will become Europe&rsquo…

Last week the European Commission finally gave the go ahead for Vodafone's €18.4bn acquisition of a string of Liberty Global's telecoms assets in Eastern Europe. Vodafone will acquire assets in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Romania as it expands its European empire. In doing so, it will become the single biggest provider of converged telecommunications services on the continent, stealing the crown of Europe's current champion of converged services, Deutsche Telekom in the process. "With the completion of the Liberty Global acquisitions, Vodafone will become Europe&rsquo…

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