Key Developments: Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA.O)

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Liberty Global plc acquires 6.4 pct. stake in ITV
Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 02:01am EDT 

Liberty Global plc:Says that it has acquired 259.8 million shares in ITV plc (ITV) from British Sky Broadcasting Group plc for total consideration of about 481 million pounds.Says as a result of this investment, Liberty Global will own about 6.4 pct. of ITV.  Full Article

Recommended public offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Ziggo Not yet owned by Liberty Global
Friday, 27 Jun 2014 02:00am EDT 

Liberty Global plc and Ziggo N.V:Announces the publication of an offer memorandum in the Netherlands, and that Liberty Global will file a registration statement in the United States that includes a prospectus/offer to exchange by Liberty Global on June 27.Pursuant to which LGE Holdco VII B.V. (a subsidiary of Liberty Global, the Offeror) is making a recommended public offer (the Offer) to all holders of issued and outstanding ordinary shares with a nominal value of 1.00 Euro each in the capital of Ziggo.Offer will commence at July 02 and will expire on Sept. 10.  Full Article

EU antitrust to review Liberty Global planned acquisition of Ziggo-The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 08:00pm EDT 

Liberty Global PLC:European Union's antitrust chief signals that his institution will review Liberty Global's planned 6.9 bln euros ($9.5 billion) acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo - The Wall Street Journal.Deal, if approved, would give Liberty Global access to 90 pct of Dutch households due to its ownership of other cable operator, UPC.While Ziggo deal exceeds sales thresholds that require it to be notified to European Commission, EU's central antitrust authority, commission can choose to refer it back to Dutch national regulator if it considers merger affects mainly national interests.Commission is to make decision on which authority will review Ziggo merger by May 8.  Full Article

Liberty Global plc selects Axiros for service and device management
Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 06:08am EDT 

Liberty Global plc:Selectes Axiros to remotely provision and manage customer premise equipment (CPE) across new B2B Voice over Internet (VoIP) service.Partnership establishes Axiros as TR-069 device management provider to Liberty Global, multi-billion dollar corporation, for three years.  Full Article

Liberty Global plc acquires remaining 20pct of VTR
Friday, 14 Mar 2014 12:30pm EDT 

Liberty Global plc:Acquires the remaining 20pct of the outstanding shares in both VTR GlobalCom SpA and VTR Wireless SpA.Purchased these shares in Chile's cable operator from a subsidiary of Corp Group Holding Inversiones Limitada in exchange for 10.1 mln Liberty Global Class C ordinary shares.Share consideration had a market value of about $422 mln.  Full Article

Liberty Global PLC completes sale of Chellomedia
Monday, 3 Feb 2014 02:05am EST 

Liberty Global PLC:Says it has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of Chellomedia to AMC Networks Inc. for 750 mln Euro ($1.0 bln).Liberty Global will retain its Dutch premium channel business, which consists of its Film1 and Sport1 channels.  Full Article

Vodafone Group Plc and Liberty Global PLC line up to buy Spanish cable group-Reuters
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 10:34am EST 

Liberty Global PLC:Says Vodafone Group Plc and Liberty Global PLC are competing to buy Spain cable operator-Ono, from its private equity owners-Reuters.Ono had been planning an initial public offering this year.Investment funds Providence Equity Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors, and Quadrangle Capital own 54 percent of Ono, according to the company's website.The funds are holding ongoing talks with Vodafone and Liberty.Ono, Vodafone, and Liberty declined to comment.  Full Article

Liberty Global PLC increases buyback program by $1 bln
Monday, 27 Jan 2014 03:28am EST 

Liberty Global PLC:Board of Directors has approved the authorization of a $1.0 bln increase to its two-year $3.5 bln stock repurchase program, bringing its total program to $4.5 bln, of which about $700 mln was utilized through Sep. 30.Says in connection with the increase, the Board of Directors has extended its intention to complete the program from mid-2015 to year-end 2015.  Full Article

Liberty Global PLC acquires Ziggo
Monday, 27 Jan 2014 02:59am EST 

Liberty Global PLC:Says that they have reached a conditional agreement on a recommended offer pursuant to which Liberty Global will acquire Ziggo in a stock and cash transaction valuing Ziggo at approximately 10.0 billion Euro ($13.7 billion).  Full Article

Ziggo and Liberty Global PLC reach conditional merger agreement
Monday, 27 Jan 2014 02:53am EST 

Ziggo NV:Says to have reached a conditional agreement with Liberty Global PLC on a recommended offer pursuant to which Liberty Global will acquire Ziggo in a stock and cash transaction valuing Ziggo at about 10 billion euros ($13.7 billion).Says Liberty Global announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock dividend of one Liberty Global Class C ordinary share on each outstanding Class A, Class B and Class C ordinary share as of the record date for the stock dividend.Says it is expected that this stock dividend will be issued on Mar. 3.Says under the terms of the offer, Ziggo shareholders will receive 11 euros in cash, 0.2282 Liberty Global Class A ordinary shares and 0.5630 Liberty Global Class C ordinary shares (0.1674 prior to completion of the stock dividend) for each Ziggo share they hold.Says it has agreed, in addition, not to pay or declare any (interim) dividend or to make any distribution in kind until completion of the transaction.  Full Article

EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 12)

BRUSSELS, Aug 8 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

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