Report: Iliad secures financing for T-Mobile bid from HSBC and BNP

France's Iliad (OTC:ILIAF) says it has obtained financing for its $15B bid for 56.6% of T-Mobile USA (NYSE:TMUS) from BNP Paribas and HSBC, Reuters reports.

Lazard is advising Iliad on the potential transaction.

TMUS +1.6% AH

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  • thesahibzada
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    let the bidding war begin
    1 Aug 2014, 04:19 AM Reply Like
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    DT likes Sprint's offer better because of the synergies involved. I don't think M Son will tolerate a biding war even though he has unlimited funds.
    1 Aug 2014, 07:37 AM Reply Like
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    Sprint's future is about M Son and his other holdings which includes Alibaba.


    1 Aug 2014, 08:06 AM Reply Like
  • BigAppleGuy
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    Yes. All S is doing with TMUS is buying customers, which is the fast track to growth. If S can secure low end spectrum, implement it quickly and correctly, they will grow regardless of M&A. Day-to-day pps and rumor do not concern to me about pps a year form now.
    Data usage is growing exponentially every year. Don't you think the USA needs (at least) 3 strong national carriers? Do yo have any idea how 100mbs+ will change b2b, p2p, net of things, etc...beam me a latte lol...
    1 Aug 2014, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • Spinner
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    Softbank will come in higher than the $40 reported. Masayoshi Son will be very aggressive, but likely has to wait for the success of his Alibaba IPO in Sept to prove/secure his additional funding as part of his deal with the banks involved. Additionally, TMUS has Carlos Slim in waiting should S.B. not get approved. TMUS will happen over $40 with someone ($43-$46). Just hold on... Sept/Oct
    1 Aug 2014, 09:11 AM Reply Like
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