CarVal to acquire Supercanal Arlink?

24 Jan 2018

CarVal Investors, a global alternative investment management firm, has reportedly loaned Argentinian alternative fixed line operator Supercanal Arlink USD40 million to overhaul its network, with a view to securing an equity stake in the telco further down the line. The decision to seek funding was said to be influenced by recent shifts in the local telecoms market, which have seen mobile giants Claro, Movistar and Personal granted permission to enter the pay-TV sector from this month. Local press sources have suggested that Supercanal Arlink will be sold on to one of the ‘Big Three’ once its legacy cable networks have been upgraded with fibre-optic technology.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Supercanal Arlink is owned by Grupo America (formerly Grupo Uno), a multimedia company founded and spearheaded by businessman Daniel Vila, former politician Carlos Menem and entrepreneur Jose Luis Manzano.

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