Liberty Global has taken a majority stake in Sunrise

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Liberty Global has taken a majority stake in Sunrise


UPC Suisse, a subsidiary of the British group Liberty Global, has acquired nearly 82% of Sunrise’s share capital following the takeover bid launched on the number two Swiss telecoms company.


UPC Switzerland has acquired more than 37.1 million Sunrise shares.


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UPC Switzerland has acquired more than 37.1 million Sunrise shares.


The British Liberty Global, via its subsidiary UPC Switzerland, holds an 81.98% stake following the public takeover bid launched on the number two telecom Sunrise.

In total, UPC Switzerland has acquired more than 37.1 million Sunrise shares corresponding to 81.98% of the voting rights and share capital of the operator, the two companies announced on Friday in a provisional interim result announcement. .

The final announcement of the interim result must be published on October 14. The additional ten day acceptance period will begin the next day.

32% premium

The British group, through its subsidiary UPC Switzerland, offers 110 francs per Sunrise share. The price offered by Liberty Global implies a premium of 32% over the weighted average price of the last 60 trading days preceding the announcement of redemption, ie 83.17 francs.

Liberty Global had announced its intention to seize Sunrise on August 12, with an offer valuing Switzerland’s second-largest operator at 6.8 billion francs.

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