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Telekom bid deadline extended to 4 January

4 Dec 2007

The deadline for the seven shortlisted bidders to file binding offers for the purchase of a 49.13% stake in Telekom Slovenije has been extended to 4 January, from 18 December, as the commission overseeing the sale decided to revise the sale contract on the basis of requests from the bidders, reports Slovene Press Agency. The seven in contention are: British-German consortium Bain Capital & Axos Capital (which was joined by Slovenia’s BT Globalne), Luxembourg-US buyout fund CEP III/Carlyle, Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT, owned by Germany’s Deutsche Telekom), Hungary’s Magyar Telekom (also owned by Deutsche Telekom), Australia’s Macquarie Bank, UAE-based holding company Oger Telecom (Saudi-owned and parent of Turk Telekom amongst others) and Iceland’s Skipti (parent of the island’s incumbent telco Simmin).

Slovenia, Telekom Slovenije

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