An infrastructure fund of the US investment bank Morgan Stanley wants to acquire the majority stake in Germany’s second largest cable operator Tele Columbus.
The showdown between the supporters and opponents of Sunrise’s takeover of UPC Switzerland will not take place for the time being: The Swiss telecommunications company pulls the emergency brake and, with approval by UPC parent company Liberty Global, cancels the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) scheduled for October 23, 2019.
In a bid to rescue the uncertain takeover of its subsidiary UPC Switzerland by Swiss telecommunications company Sunrise, Liberty Global is to participate in the capital increase arranged to finance the deal and become a shareholder in the combined entity.
Despite the downsized capital increase, Sunrise’s largest shareholder Freenet continues to reject the acquisition of UPC Switzerland from Liberty Global.
Faced with strong resistance by its main shareholder, Swiss telecommunications provider Sunrise is giving in and reducing its capital increase for the planned takeover of cable operator UPC Switzerland.
German media company Freenet, a major shareholder in Sunrise, will vote against the Swiss telco’s proposed takeover of cable operator UPC Switzerland, arguing that the price was too high and the conditions unfavourable.
German TV channel carriage rights provider content4tv has completed the second round of seed investment collection among the existing investors, thereby securing further capital for growth.
The shareholders of German cable operator Tele Columbus have given the green light to the planned capital increase.
Tele Columbus, the third largest German cable operator, gears up for further acquisitions following the recent completion of the takeover of Primacom.