The 1.8 million-subscriber network is currently under the ownership of Carlyle and Providence Equity Partners who have reportedly placed a pricetag on the company of between SEK13 billion and SEK18 billion (€1.42 billion and €1.97 billion).
Telenor, TDC and Tele 2 have all been named by potential buyers for the operator that was established by the telco Telia before being forced to sell the network amid competition concerns after its merger with its Finnish counterpart Sonera. A return to the market by Telia, which now has a successful IPTV operation, is not out of the question.
A spokeswoman for Com Hem told Broadband TV News there would be no comment on rumour or speculation.
The original sale to the Wallenberg family’s EQT Partners for around SEK2 billion was followed two years later by the Carlyle/Providence for some SEK10 billion.