Tag archive for ‘Vivendi’
Niva Goldberg On Friday, October 30th, 2015

Xavier Niel buys Telecom Italia options

  French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel, the founder of the mobile operator Iliad, has increased his holding in Telecom Italia to 15.143 per cent voting stake, Reuter reports. The stake is held More...

News Brief On Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Overheard: Drahi’s American Dreamin’

The founder of France’s Altice aims to create a U.S. cable giant. Altice, which said in May that it would take a controlling stake in Suddenlink Communications, missed its chance to buy Time Warner Cable More...

Clive Minchom On Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Patrick Drahi’s Altice Bids For French Mobile Operator Bouygues Telecom

When Patrick Drahi’s Altice acquired, through its French cable subsidiary Numericable, a controlling 80% stake in French mobile company SFR from Vivendi last summer, in a take over bid valued at More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Vivendi Chief Will Let Peter Schoenfeld Split Company ‘Over My Dead Body’

  Vivendi to take full advantage of the revenue boost provided by streaming by spinning off Universal Music Group (UMG), but Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine said such a thing will happen, “over More...

Lily Bethlehem On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Ugly Side of Beautified: Hannah Bronfman Sues Partner

Beautified, an app that allows users to book last minute services as spas and beauty salons, is the center of what may prove to be an ugly lawsuit, as reported by Crains. Hannah Bronfman, daughter of More...

Vered Weiss On Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Altice and Vivendi Join Forces In French Telecom Merger

Altice is buying mobile segment SFR, and the joined forces are expected to create a force to be reckoned with among French Telecoms. Vivendi and Altice are combining their SFR and Numbericable units with 13.3 More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Carlyle and Cinven Selling Shares of Altice

Carlyle  Group and Cinven are selling their 337.5 million euro ($422 million) stake in Altice, which has risen 70% since its IPO earlier in the year, as reported by Bloomberg. French Israeli Patrick Dahi More...

Clive Minchom On Thursday, July 31st, 2014

French Regulators May Block Patrick Drahi’s Deal to Buy SFR for $23 Billion

– The French competition regulator announced yesterday they have decided to undertake an in-depth examination of the planned $23 billion acquisition by Patrick Drahi’s Altice Group of mobile phone unit More...

Clive Minchom On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Patrick Drahi’s Altice Raises $1.2 Billion In Accelerated New Common Stock Offering

–   After finally signing the definitive agreement to buy a mobile telephony company SFR from Vivendi the other day, Patrick Drahi’s Altice today announced it has implemented an additional round More...

Clive Minchom On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Patrick Drahi’s Altice Announces Definitive Agreement Has Now Been Signed For Acquisition Of SFR By Numericable

–   Patrick Drahi’s Altice and Vivendi announced today that they now have signed the definitive agreement for the business combination of Vivendi’s mobile telephony subsidiary SFR with Altice’s More...

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