Vodafone/Liberty Global deal: Slim economics and regulatory risk

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Vodafone/Liberty Global deal: Slim economics and regulatory risk

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Vodafone/Liberty Global deal: Slim economics and regulatory risk
Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty's assets in Germany and Central Europe is likely to face regulatory scrutiny at the EU – and possibly also German – level. We view Vodafone’s expectation of closure in mid-2019 with no remedies as unlikely
The economics of the deal for Vodafone are slim, highly reliant on extracting sizeable synergies, and vulnerable to operational risk and potential remedies for regulatory approval, particularly in Germany
While we see some synergy benefit from combining two cable assets in Germany, we are unconvinced of meaningful benefits from combined fixed/mobile offerings