BC Partners resurrects talks to buy Phones 4u-report

LONDON Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:26pm EST

LONDON Feb 20 (Reuters) - Phones 4u could be sold within weeks after buyout firm BC Partners [BCPRT.UL] resurrected talks to buy the privately owned mobile phone retailer for about 700 million pound ($1.1 billion), the Sunday Times reported, citing no sources.

It reported that the European buyout group approached Providence Equity Partners, the U.S. investment firm that acquired the mobile retailer in 2006, with a sweetened offer in the past couple of weeks. ($1=.6152 Pound) (Reporting by Julie Crust; editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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