- Liberty Global (LBTYA) is reportedly close to agreeing to acquire the 70% of Dutch cable group Ziggo that it doesn't own, with the companies hoping to announce the deal in the middle of the month.
- One issue to decide is whether Ziggo CEO Rene Oberman will stay at the company after the deal is finalized - Oberman only started in the job this month.
- Ziggo, whose market cap is €6.8B, rejected an offer from Liberty in October for being too low.
- The talks come as Liberty expands its presence in Europe, having acquired Virgin Media for $16B last year.
at Zacks.com (Nov 18, 2014)