Analysts at investment bank Jefferies currently value SFR at €13.7bn, or 4.5 times expected 2013 ebitda. By Paul Rasmussen
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is considering a bid for Vivendi's SFR, according to the Financial Times, but he said the likely €13bn price tag is too high for him to fund alone. “We are looking at [SFR] though one of our subsidiaries,” Sawiris told the FT. “The problem is that the numbers are very high. [Vivendi owns] big assets so would require a big group.”
However, Sawiris has attempted to calm speculation surrounding the deal by claiming there is no hurry: “For the first time in my life I have zero personal debt and zero corporate debt. In this environment, it's a healthy position.”
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