Vittorio Colao said the merits of the failed 2015 asset swap remained. “It is still an attractive combination. The deal is not on the table. But as a project, it’s an interesting project,” he told the Financial Times, describing Vodafone and Liberty as the only two guys in town.
The original discussions are believed to have failed after a disagreement over the value of the two companies.
While talks of a wider merger between the two companies did not proceed the two returned to the table and last year agreed to combine their Dutch operations to form a 50:50 joint venture, called VodafoneZiggo.