Major M&A Possible for Unicredit in the Medium Term

Unicredit, the listed Italian bank, may engage in major M&A transactions in the medium term, a source close to the company and two sector bankers told CTFN. A source close to Unicredit said: “Unicredit set ambitiousfeatured

Mediaset-Vivendi Deal Expected to Proceed Despite Legal Dispute

French media conglomerate Vivendi is currently entangled in a bitter legal dispute with Italian broadcasting giant Gruppo Mediaset, which is controlled by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. However, a lawyer familiar with the situation believes that the lawsuit filed by Mediaset against the Paris-based peer was apublic

Telecom Italia Fights Enel at the European Commission

Former Italian incumbent, Telecom Italia, filed a market abuse complaint with the European Commission in July against e-distribuzione, formerly known as Enel Distribuzione, which manages 85% of the nation’s electricity distribution network, a lawyer familiar with the situation told CTFN. According to the source, Telecom Italia submitted several requests to Enel to share its infrastructure, as per current … Read Morefeatured

Details Emerge on Wind/3 Italia EC Settlement

The European Commission will approve the proposed joint venture between Italy’s third and fourth largest mobile players, Wind and 3 Italia, after the companies agreed to divest spectrum and infrastructure to Paris-based telecoms operator Iliad, a telecoms lawyer involved in the negotiations told CTFN. The EC is due to decide on the deal by September 8. As … Read Morefeatured

Third Party Interest in Frequencies Key to Wind/3 Italia Merger

The planned 50:50 joint venture between Italy’s third and fourth largest mobile operators is facing close scrutiny from EU regulators, two lawyers familiar with the case told CTFN. The first source, a Brussels-based antitrust lawyer who is directly involved in the case, said that the European Commission review will not only focus on the remedy … Read Morefeatured

Telecom Italia Board Reshuffle Accelerates Pending Deals

The resignation of Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano is expected to speed up a number of deals that have been dragging on for a long time, an Italian telecoms lawyer familiar with the situation told CTFN. These transactions include a proposed tie-up between the telco and the pay-TV unit of broadcasting giant Mediaset, owned by … Read Morefeatured

EC Reviews Wind/3 Italia Remedy Proposal

European regulators are currently analyzing a remedy plan submitted by Wind Telecomunicazioni and 3 Italia to gain approval for their planned joint venture, an Italian antitrust lawyer familiar with the situation told CTFN. Last August, Wind’s parent Vimpelcom and 3 Italia, controlled by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, agreedfeatured

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