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August 5, 2014
05:39 EDTTEF, VIVHY, TITelefonica bids EUR 6.7B for Vivendi's Global Village Telecom
Telefonica S.A. (TEF) said it has submitted an offer to Vivendi (VIVHY) for the combination of Telefonica Brasil and Global Village Telecom, which includes a cash consideration of 11,962 million Brazilian Reais and newly issued shares representing 12% of the share capital of the new Telefonica Brasil, after its combination with GVT. Considering the current market price of Telefónica Brasil the offer amounts to a total of EUR 6.7B euros. The cash consideration would be financed via a capital increase at Telefonica Brasil subscribed by Telefonica S.A. in proportion to its current stake, whose contribution will be funded, in turn, via a capital increase. The offer envisages that, should Vivendi be interested in acquiring a stable stake in Telecom Italia (TI), Telefonica could offer Vivendi the acquisition, in cash, of up to 1,110M ordinary shares of Telecom Italia, currently representing a stake of 8,3% of the Telecom Italia voting share capital. The transfer of the shares would take place at closing of the transaction between Vivendi and Telefonica Brasil. According to the terms of the offer, it expires on September 3, unless it is previously accepted by Vivendi, S.A., or if bidders decide to extend the offer’s validity period.
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September 29, 2014
16:22 EDTVIVHYOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened sharply lower, as the volatility which was seen last week carried over. It was the sixth session in a row, and the eighth in the last ten, in which the Dow experienced a triple digit move. The early weakness was attributed to unrest in Hong Kong as pro-Democratic protesters forced the closing of 17 banks and many small businesses. The market was able to shrug off the early weakness and pared its losses, with the Nasdaq eventually crossing into positive territory for a brief time. The averages all ended the day in the red, but were much improved from the lows they hit right after the opening bell. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., consumer spending increased 0.5% last month, which was a bit better than expected. Personal incomes increased 0.3% in August, which matched the consensus forecast of economists. The National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index fell 1.0% to 104.7 in August, which was worse than the expected drop of 0.5%. In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped nearly 2% as riot police advanced on protesters in the deepest unrest since China took back control of the colony two decades ago. In Europe's bond market, Italian and Spanish yields rose as Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faced rumors that he could be pressured to quit and leaders in Spain's Catalonia region called for a referendum to be held on independence. COMPANY NEWS: DreamWorks Animation (DWA) rallied $5.82, or 26.03%, to $28.18 after The Hollywood Reporter said yesterday that the company is in talks to be acquired by Japanese telecom company Softbank (SFTBF), the parent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint (S). Softbank is negotiating to buy DreamWorks for $32 per share, or $3.4B, the report said, citing an unnamed source, though CNBC's David Faber and entertainment industry publication Variety were cautious about whether a deal will be consummated. Lionsgate (LGF), another movie maker recently linked to Softbank by The New York Post and to Vivendi (VIVHY) by Reuters, also rose $1.79, or 5.74%, to $32.99. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were a number of companies that agreed to be acquired. Ambit Biosciences (AMBI) surged $7.14, or 87.07%, to $15.34 after Daiichi Sankyo agreed to acquire all of its outstanding shares for $15 per share in cash plus one Contingent Value Right based on commercialization related milestones. Einstein Noah (BAGL) advanced $6.76, or 50.49%, to $20.15 after the bagel shop owner agreed to be acquired by JAB Holding Company for $20.25 per share in cash. Athlon Energy (ATHL) rose $11.59, or 24.8%, to $58.32 after striking a deal to be bought by Canadian energy giant Encana (ECA), which also gained 46c, or 2.18%, to $21.59 following the deal announcement. Among the noteworthy losers was Civeo Corporation (CVEO), which dropped $12.63, or 49.59% to $12.84 after the company decided against conversion to a real estate investment trust, or REIT, and said it will continue as C corporation and redomicile to Canada. Also lower were shares of Ford (F), which fell $1.22, or 7.47%, to $15.11 after the automaker said during its investor day presentation that it won't achieve its previously stated 2014 profit goal and now sees pre-tax profit of $6B for the fiscal year. INDEXES: The Dow slipped 41.93, or 0.25%, to 17,071.22, the Nasdaq fell 6.34, or 0.14%, to 4,505.85, and the S&P 500 dropped 5.05, or 0.25%, to 1,977.80.
13:53 EDTVIVHYVivendi may look at deal for Lionsgate, Reuters says
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September 26, 2014
12:29 EDTTITelecom Italia not up for sale, but welcomes cash infusions, Reuters says
Telecom Italia is not up for sale, but the company is open to cash infusions, Reuters reports, citing a board member Tarak Ben Ammar. When questioned about reports U.S. businessman Sol Trujullo is seeking to bid for a stake in Telecom Italia, Ammar said, "We don't know him and he never contacted us." Reference Link
08:01 EDTTITelecom Italia says will consider proposal for extension received from Fintech
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September 25, 2014
13:26 EDTVIVHYOrange request refused for Bouygues-SFR deal halt, WSJ says
The competition authority in France rejected a request from Orange SA (ORAN) who hoped to halt a mobile-network-sharing agreement between competitors Bouygues Telecom and SFR, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing comments from Nicolas Laederich, who was in charge of answering antitrust questions that were directed Orange SA. SFR was formally owned by Vivendi (VIVHY). Reference Link
06:39 EDTTIEx-Telstra CEO aiming for $9.6B offer for Telecom Italia share, Bloomberg says
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September 23, 2014
11:42 EDTTEFTelefonica mulls range of tie-up options with Grupo Televisa, Reuters says
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September 19, 2014
06:17 EDTTEF, VIVHY, TITelefonica acquires Brazil's GVT from Vivendi
Spanish telecom company Telefonica (TEF) agreed to buy Brazilian telecom unit Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from Vivendi (VIVHY) for EUR4.66B in cash as well as a payment in shares representing 12.0% of the share capital of Telefonica Brasil, after its integration with GVT. As part of the agreement, Vivendi has accepted Telefonica’s offer to acquire 1.1B ordinary shares held by Telefonica in Telecom Italia (TI), currently representing 8.3% of Telecom Italia’s voting share capital (corresponding to 5.7% of its total share capital), in exchange of 4.5% of Vivendi’s capital in the company resulting from the integration between Telefonica Brasil and GVT.
September 18, 2014
06:05 EDTTEFAmazon partners with Bango, Telefonica Deutschland on carrier billing services
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September 17, 2014
09:22 EDTTEF, TITelecom Italia not holding talks with Oi, Tim Participacoes says,Reuters reports
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09:01 EDTTITim Participacoes says no talks between Oi, Telecom Italia, Bloomberg reports
Bloomberg cites a regulatory filing from Tim Participacoes (TSU).
September 16, 2014
11:18 EDTTI, TEFTelecom Italia says mulling buyout of Oi S.A., Bloomberg says
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11:07 EDTTITelecom Italia considering buyout of Oi S.A, Bloomberg reports
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