STOCKHOLM, June 26 Swedish investment firm
Kinnevik is not actively trying to sell telecom
operator Tele2, its chief executive was reported as
saying on Thursday.
His comments to Swedish news agency Direkt follow media
reports this year that Hong Kong's Hutchison, which in
Sweden co-owns telecom operator 3 with Investor AB,
might buy it.
Asked if Tele2 was on its sell list, Kinnevik CEO Lorenzo
Grabau said: "Absolutely not. Tele2 is well positioned and has
strong brands in its markets."
He added that Tele2 management continues to look at
different alternatives for the company's operations in Norway
after it lost out in a December auction for mobile spectrum, key
for the development of its Norwegian network.
(Reporting by Sven Nordenstam, editing by Mia Shanley)