Tele2 divests its German business
After a thorough M&A process with a large number of potential buyers, Tele2 concluded that selling Tele2 Germany to the local management is the most value accretive alternative. As such, Tele2 has today entered into an agreement to sell its German business to the Tele2 Germany management for an enterprise value of up to EUR 22.8 million, dependent upon the financial performance of the business until the end of 2024. The divestment is another step in Tele2’s long-term strategy to consolidate its geographical footprint.
– The German management has done an impressive job during the years by creating significant value despite having a portfolio of products in structural decline. They are clearly best suited to manage the German business going forward, while Tele2 can continue its focus on core markets and products. I would like to thank the German management for their contribution to Tele2 and I wish them all the best going forward, says Kjell Johnsen, President and CEO of Tele2.
The transaction is expected to close in December 2020. Following the agreement announced today Tele2 Germany will be reported separately as discontinued operations in the income statement, with a retrospective effect on previous periods.
For more information, please contact:
Joel Ibson, Head of Corporate Communications, Phone: +46 766 26 44 00
Peter Landgren, Interim Head of Investor Relations, Phone: +46 70 426 45 69
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