Verizon Communications (VZ) has reportedly hired bank and legal advisers ahead of a possible...

|About: Verizon Communications (VZ)|By:, SA News Editor

Verizon Communications (VZ) has reportedly hired bank and legal advisers ahead of a possible $100B cash and stock bid to buy Vodafone's (VOD +1.3% in London) 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. Verizon Com, which reckons it can raise $50B from banks to help fund the deal, will structure its offer so that Vodafone's tax bill would be $5B rather than a possible $20B.