Ronny Verhelst

German cabler Tele Columbus preps €300m IPO

German cable operator Tele Columbus plans to launch an initial public offering by the end of the year to capture “attractive growth opportunities” in Germany. The firm, which said over the summer it was considering floating on the stock market, has now confirmed its plans and said it expects to raise no less than €300 […]

KDG’s Tele Columbus deal blocked by authorities

The acquisition of Tele Columbus by Germany’s leading cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has been blocked by the Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt. The regulator rejected KDG’s offer to sell off Tele Columbus networks in Berlin, Dresden and Cottbus to assuage its concerns that the combination would have an adverse impact on competition. The Bundeskartellamt […]