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vince

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Re: LBTYA - Liberty Global
« Reply #570 on: January 21, 2019, 09:21:35 AM »
Does anyone know if Vodafone has to pay the break up fee (1/4 billion Euros!) if the deal fails because of the regulator or only if it's by their own fault?

Ps: Maybe I'm being naive but I don't think either Liberty's or Vodafone's management/lawyers would have moved forward with the deal if they didn't think the chances of approval were significantly higher than 50/50 - and they have so much more experience than us about EU regulations.

This is the right way to think about it imo, therefore I think chances are greater than 50-50. 


scorpioncapital

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Re: LBTYA - Liberty Global
« Reply #571 on: January 22, 2019, 09:01:27 AM »
If they were allowed to buy Germany, why aren't they allowed to sell it ? Did the 10 years plus they held it make it such a monopoly over this period ?

walkie518

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Re: LBTYA - Liberty Global
« Reply #572 on: January 22, 2019, 10:58:05 AM »
Does anyone know if Vodafone has to pay the break up fee (1/4 billion Euros!) if the deal fails because of the regulator or only if it's by their own fault?

Ps: Maybe I'm being naive but I don't think either Liberty's or Vodafone's management/lawyers would have moved forward with the deal if they didn't think the chances of approval were significantly higher than 50/50 - and they have so much more experience than us about EU regulations.

This is the right way to think about it imo, therefore I think chances are greater than 50-50.
In a recent interview, I believe Malone pegged closing at 80%

WayWardCloud

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Re: LBTYA - Liberty Global
« Reply #573 on: February 03, 2019, 04:17:53 PM »
"Sunrise in talks to buy Liberty’s Swiss cable arm" -Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/content/1da14148-266a-11e9-8ce6-5db4543da632