Rumours, rumours: Optima, Metronet seeking Swedish, Austrian partners

8 Feb 2011

Croatian alternative telco Optima Telekom is talking to Swedish-owned Tele2 Croatia about the possibility of a merger, reports Telecompaper quoting local press. Optima CEO Matija Martic confirmed that the company is talking to several potential strategic partners to inject capital, and preferably an investor from the telecoms sector. Elsewhere, rumours persist that another Croatian altnet, corporate-focused Metronet, is in advanced stages of merger talks. This week Austrian daily Wirtchaftsblatt reckoned that Telekom Austria is in the final phase of negotiations to take over Metronet for EUR100 million (USD136 million).

Croatia, A1 Telekom Austria Group, Metronet, Optima Telekom (incl. H1 Telekom), Tele2 Croatia