Croatia’s Optima Telekom attracts two bidders

5 Mar 2020

The sale of shares in Croatian telco Optima Telekom has attracted interest from two potential investors, a local news report suggests. Vecernji writes that Amsterdam-based United Group and Austria’s A1 Group are thought to have submitted bids for the 17.41% stake currently held by Hrvatski Telekom (HT) and the 36.90% interest owned by Zagrebacka Banka. If confirmed, both bids would attract the interest of local competition watchdog AZTN; A1 Group is already present in Croatia via fixed and mobile operator A1 Hrvatska, while United Group this week completed its buyout of cellular operator Tele2 Croatia.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Optima Telekom offers a range of fixed internet and pay-TV services. It served 123,407 broadband subscribers and 55,084 pay-TV customers at the end of 2019.

Croatia, A1 Hrvatska (formerly VIPnet/B.net), Optima Telekom (incl. H1 Telekom), United Group