Three investment companies are interested in a takeover of the Altice Europe branch Teads. Last month, reports emerged that the French telecom and cable company is considering divesting its video advertising service. Cinven, Permira and Bridgepoint would be interested, reports Bloomberg news agency based on insiders.
Several parties would have already made an early bid for Teads. Their value varies from 1 billion euros to 1.6 billion euros, according to the sources who want to remain anonymous. Teads managers may want to retain a 20 percent stake in the company. The next bidding round will close on 5 August.
The sale of Teads fits in with Altice’s policy, which wants to do something about its large debt mountain of more than 30 billion euros. Earlier, interests in telephone poles in France and Portugal were sold, as well as fiber optic networks in their own country.
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