KKR is reportedly in early stage talks to buy U.K. mobile operator Everything Everywhere from...

|About: KKR (KKR)|By:, SA News Editor
KKR is reportedly in early stage talks to buy U.K. mobile operator Everything Everywhere from France Telecom (FTE) and Deutsche Telekom (DTEGF.PK) for £8B. Leading KKR's team is former Everything Everywhere boss Tom Alexander. "Preposterous," a banker tells Reuters. Alexander tried to get P-E firms interested six months ago but had no joy, and "financing markets are even worse right now."