German broadband group calls on EU to block Liberty deal
In agreement with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy the Bundeskartellamt has requested the referral of the Vodafone/Liberty merger case in as far as markets in Germany are concerned.
In the middle of October the parties had notified the European Commission that the Vodafone Group would like to acquire large parts of Liberty Global’s cable business in Europe. In Germany the intended acquisition involves in particular the acquisition of the cable network operator Unitymedia. ■