Vodafone Confirms Interest in Liberty Global Assets

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Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao

The London-based company operates wireless services worldwide.

Vodafone said Friday it is again discussing purchasing assets from Liberty Global, broaching a topic first discussed three years ago.

Negotiations have been on and off since 2015, with nothing yet having come to fruition.

Liberty Global is the largest broadband Internet provider outside of the U.S. and it also owns Horizon TV and holds stakes in several international telecommunications companies. London-based Vodafone operates wireless services worldwide.

"Vodafone confirms that it is in early stage discussions with Liberty Global regarding the potential acquisition of certain overlapping continental European assets owned by Liberty Global," the company said in a statement Friday. "There is no certainty that any transaction will be agreed, nor as to the terms, timing or form of any transaction. Vodafone is not in discussion with Liberty Global regarding a combination of both companies."
 
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