Norbolsa | The process for the sale of Deutsche Telekom (DT)’s towers was updated ahead of the possibility that Vantage Towers and AMT are excluded before they lodge their bids. The reason behand the recent news has to do with the significant regulatory challenges which both companies would have to face consolidating the towers in the German market. DT owns approximately 50% of the total of towers in Germany, while…
Renta 4 | 1-. The UK Competition regulator, the CMA, has given the green light to Cellnex’s purchase of 6,000 towers from Hutchinson in the region. The deal is subject to the Spanish firm’s sale of 1,000 sites which overlap geographically with those of Hutchinson. 2-. From what we can glean from the communication, the 1,000 sites which will be subject to being sold off correspond to part of the…
Renta 4 |The five main European telecommunication operators ((Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia) would be trying to establish an alliance which would allow the sharing of the open radio access network (Open RAN). This is an architecture which prioritises the interoperability of infrastructures allowing for the development of more efficient mobile communications. In a report, the operators given five recommendations for this development: these include guaranteeing political…
Cellnex has closed the purchase of 99.99% of Polkomtel Infrastruktura, the Polish telecommunications infrastructure subsidiary of Cyfrowy Polsat. The investment is for €1.6 Bn, which will go with an additional deployment programme of up to 1,500 sites.Cellnex, which with this transaction makes Poland one of its main markets, will invest a further €600 M over the next 10 years in active equipment, mostly for 5G deployment.
T.C. | Cellnex (CLNX) has closed its €7 billion capital increase without difficulties. This is the company’s fourth capital increase in two years. Since February 2019. Cellnex has raised €14.7 billion in capital on the market and is, after the capital increase, the fourth largest company in the Spanish market. The Benettons did not take part in this new capital increase – which was made at a discount of 17% – and have sold their rights, reducing their stake from 13.5% to 8.5%. On the other hand, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, which bought 2.5% of the capital from the Benettons, became the largest shareholder with 9.23%.
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.
Cellnex would be studying taking a minority stake in the European telecommunication tower network CK Hutchison, which is valued at about $10 billion, according to Bloomberg. This has been linked to news about Cellnex potentially making a €3 billion capital increase to raise funds for a large operation. The acquisition of a minority stake in a telco tower business would imply a deviation from Cellnex’s growth strategy up to now, as it has focused on buying complete networks.
Cellnex buys 100% of Portuguese company NOS’ tower operator. The transaction involves nearly 2,000 sites, with an initial investment of around 375 million euros. But Cellnex has agreed to earmark a further 175 million euros to expand the perimeter by up to 400 more towers over a period of 6 years.
CdM | Today CELLNEX presented its 2019 results, with a 40% reduction of its losses, reported at 9 million euros. CELLNEX increased its revenue to more than 1 billion (EUR 1.035 billion), which is a 15% year-on-year improvement.
Cellnex has reached an agreement with El Corte Inglés to acquire the exploitation rights for over 400 phone antennas installed by the Spanish distribution group on the roofs of more than a 100 of its centres. The final price is close to 70 million euros, which could be increased if certain financial objectives are met.