Liberty Global is finally free! Restructuring completed after a $6.3bn sale of Swiss Unit

Liberty Global plc [LBTYA: NASDAQ] – Market cap as of March 10th $18.36bn Sunrise Communications Group AG [SRCG: SW] – Market cap as of March 10th CHF3.41bn ($3.41bn) Introduction On February 27, 2019, Liberty Global, the biggest international TV and broadband internet company, agreed to the sale of its Swiss business – UPC Switzerland – […]

Liberty Global Bets High on Latin America

Liberty Global plc; Market Cap: $35.46bn (as of 20/11/2015) Cable Wireless Communications; Market Cap: £3.3bn ($5.5bn) (as of 20/11/2015)   Introduction On November 16, Liberty Global plc agreed to buy Cable & Wireless Communications plc in a transaction worth $5.3bn, thus strengthening its strategic footholds in the emerging markets. The deal will imply the end […]

Altice: cable-telecom operator with the soul of a buyout fund

Altice SA; Market Cap (as of 06/03/2015): €24bn Altice’s use of high levels of debt to fund its consolidation of the cable and telecoms sector in Europe has raised many eyebrows among investors and analysts, but so far the risks seem to be paying off. Since it’s initial public offering at the start of 2014, […]

Vodafone: To do or not to do? That is not the only problem

AT&T Inc. (Market Capitalization as of 24/05/2013: $197.6bn) Verizon Communications Inc. (Market Capitalization as of 24/05/2013: $147.0bn) Vodafone Group PLC (Market Capitalization as of 24/05/2013: $144.7bn)   Vodafone: M&A since 1985 The strong winds of market activity in the US telecom landscape have recently reignited a dormant flame in the relationship between Vodafone and Verizon […]

Liberty Global-Virgin Media: smart use of cheap debt… or not?

Liberty Global mkt cap (as of 15/02/13) : $16.6 bn Virgin Media mkt cap (as of 15/02/13) : $12.15 bn On the 6th of February Liberty Global officially announced a $23.3 bn bid for the takeover of Virgin Media in a mixed cash and stock offer valuing the company at $47.87 per share, a 24% […]