<i>WSJ</i>: ONO owners continue prepping for IPO as Vodafone seeks deal

|About: Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)|By:, SA News Editor

Grupo Corporativo ONO's owners are moving forward with plans for an IPO, the WSJ reports, and are due to meet with analysts and candidates for independent directors today and tomorrow.

The WSJ's article contrasts with a Reuters report on Friday which said that Vodafone (VOD) has agreed to a deal to acquire the Spanish cable operator.

ONO's shareholders are due to hold an annual meeting on Thursday, when they could approve the IPO, which would effectively end any takeover talks.

There's no word on the value of the IPO, although ONO's investors would reportedly want above €7B in any M&A.

Liberty Global (LBTYA) has also been eying ONO.