Following Cellnex’s recent capital increase of 4 billion euros, the company has reached an agreement with Iliad to acquire a 60% controlling stake in the company that will operate Play’s 7,000 telecommunications sites in Poland. The agreement between Iliad and Cellnex is expected to be closed by Q2 2021. It will allow the company to enter a new market and further consolidate its leadership position in Europe, where it will reach 73,000 telecommunication towers.
cellnex capital increase
The rumor has been confirmed. Cellnex has announced a capital increase of 4 billion euros, 18.5% of its current market cap, which will put into circulation 101.4 million shares, which means 26.3% of the current shares at an issue price of 39.45 euros. The purpose of the capital hike is to finance the group’s expansion via acquisitions. According to the company’s press release, it is looking at assets worth up to 11 billion euros to invest in within the next 18 months.