Vodafone (VOD) Said to Be In Talks Regarding Possible $200+ Billion Merger With Liberty Global

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In what could be one of the largest mergers of all time, Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) is said to be in discussion with US-listed cable giant Liberty Global to combine the two companies. The deal, which is said to be worth an estimated $207 billion, could make the new entity a powerhouse within the telecom space. Talks between the two companied about combining cable and mobile networks in parts of Europe ended in Septemeber without any major news, but now it seems as if a renewed interest has been brought about, and both companies seem to be very interested in a mega-deal according to sources at ThisIsMoney. Any deal would likely be reached in the early part of 2016.

Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) are trading up 1.77% in the pre-market this morning and Class A shares of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) are up 3.86% this morning. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.28 during the last trading session, hitting $32.12. Approximately 32,857 shares traded hands. VOD shares have declined 18.02% since May 28, 2015 and are currently downtrending. It has underperformed the S&P500 by 15.89%.

Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile communications firm which provides services to mobile voice, messaging, data and fixed line. The company has a market cap of $86.41 billion. The Company’s money transfer service, M-Pesa, enables people in emerging markets, to send and receive money through a mobile phone. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm also has products such as international money transfer, savings and loans, salary disbursements and access to insurance products in different markets.

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