SEOUL, Sept 2 Sony Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent SA
ALUA.PA and a private equity arm of JP Morgan (JPM.N) are among
the candidates shortlisted to buy Nortel Networks Corp's
NRTLQ.PK stake in LG-Nortel, media reported on Wednesday.
South Korean online news eDaily said citing an unnamed
banking source that four companies had made it to the shortlist,
from an initial field of eight.
JP Morgan's One Equity Partners and Korean investment firm
SkyLake Incuvest joined industry players -- mobile phone maker
Sony Ericsson (6758.T) (ERICb.ST) and telecoms equipment supplier
Alcatel-Lucent -- on the list, according to eDaily.
Goldman Sachs, which was hired to help with the sale,
declined to comment.
Sony Ericsson could not be immediately reached for comment.
Nortel, once North America's biggest maker of telephone gear,
filed for bankruptcy protection in January and is looking for a
buyer for its 50 percent plus one share in LG-Nortel, a joint
venture with South Korea's LG Electronics Inc (066570.KS).
LG Electronics reiterated on Wednesday that it remained
committed to maintaining its strategic investor status in
LG-Nortel, which Nortel said previously was profitable and had
not filed for creditor protection.
(Reporting by Rhee So-eui and Marie-France Han; Editing by