Privatisation consultant to be chosen this week

15 Oct 2013

A consultant will be chosen from a shortlist of five to advise the government of Slovenia on the privatisation of incumbent Telekom Slovenije by the end of this week, according to Finance.si, which identified the shortlisted contenders as Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Lazard. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, at the end of August the main shareholding parties of Telekom Slovenije signed an agreement to proceed with the sale of a combined 72.75% controlling stake in the fixed line, broadband and mobile operator. According to the company’s Q2 2013 financial report, the Republic of Slovenia directly owns a 62.54% stake in Telekom Slovenije, while another 9.84% is held by state investment funds – Slovene Compensation Fund (SOD, 4.25%) and Kapitalska druzba (KAD, 5.59%).

Slovenia, Telekom Slovenije (incl. Mobitel)