BT in exclusive talks to buy EE for £12.5bn

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BT signalled ambitions to dominate the mobile market yesterday when it rejected a cheaper, simpler takeover of O2 to open exclusive talks to buy EE, Britain’s biggest mobile operator, for £12.5bn.

It brought down the hammer on a three-week reverse auction in which Telefonica, the owner of O2, was competing against Deutsche Telekom and Orange, the joint owners of EE, to offer BT the most attractive terms......

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I don't understand? It's only five lines of text, do you need a hand?

I'm not convinced BT has rejected the O2 deal outright. I think it may be more a negotiating maneuver. However, O2 is in a strong position with 3 also said to be interested in the company.

HUKD123

I'm not convinced BT has rejected the O2 deal outright. I think it may be … I'm not convinced BT has rejected the O2 deal outright. I think it may be more a negotiating maneuver. However, O2 is in a strong position with 3 also said to be interested in the company.



It would make more sense for them to buy EE as EE has the more modern network and will also include both Orange and T-Mobile customers.

Carbonize

It would make more sense for them to buy EE as EE has the more modern … It would make more sense for them to buy EE as EE has the more modern network and will also include both Orange and T-Mobile customers.


Very true. However BT are looking to invest. Therefore it may make more sense to buy O2 at a cheaper price and then invest in it, rather than invest in a company which is already very well developed.

I can see Deutsche Telekom increasing their existing shareholding in BT through this deal, leading to an eventual takeover of BT.

Will this mean no more Kevin Bacon.... We can but hope

I miss the good old day when Orange were good... Looks like ill be jumping ship when my contract it up.

virgin use EE

Wonder what will happen there
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