Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA.O)
18 Apr 2019
European shares ground higher on Thursday, buoyed by gains among bank and travel stocks, with risk appetite aided by a European Central Bank official expressing willingness to support the euro zone.
ZURICH Sunrise Communications' top shareholder, German telecoms group Freenet, needs time to decide whether to support the Swiss group's plans to buy Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business, Freenet CEO Christoph Vilanek told Reuters.
ZURICH, April 11 Sunrise Communications' top shareholder, German telecoms group Freenet, needs time to decide whether to support the Swiss group's plans to buy Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business, Freenet CEO Christoph Vilanek told Reuters.
April 11 European shares slipped on Thursday as investor sentiment was dented by global growth slowdown fears but gains in France thanks to strong earnings helped set a lower limit to the broader decline.
April 10 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
ZURICH Sunrise Communications' top shareholder on Wednesday blocked plans to extend the company's right to issue fresh capital to 2021, complicating its bid to buy Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business for $6.3 billion.
* Separate EGM to discuss capital hike for UPC deal (Adds Sunrise CFO comments)
LONDON/BRUSSELS Vodafone still expects to secure EU antitrust approval for its $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global's assets in Germany and eastern Europe by the middle of the year, it said on Tuesday.
BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union has not raised any major concerns about the impact on Germany's cable market of Vodafone buying Liberty Global's assets, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, improving the chances of the deal going ahead.
* Statement of objections green light on German cable-sources