Netherlands

KPN tells buyout firms to take a hike

Swedish buyout firm EQT and US counterpart Stonepeak finally made a joint offer for KPN, only for the Dutch incumbent to reject it out of hand.

Odds improving on latest $15 billion KPN takeover bid

KPN has been the subject of a number of takeover bids over the past few years, so Thursday’s report that there is yet another offer on the table, and a sizeable one at that, can come as little surprise.

Netherlands agrees to telcos going Dutch

Telecoms operators in the Netherlands may work together in various ways to speed up mobile network rollouts, according to new rules from the country’s competition body.

Fresh rumours surface of EQT’s interest in KPN

Reports of a private equity firm wanting to buy a European incumbent can often be dismissed as far-fetched unless, as in the case of EQT’s alleged interest in KPN, those reports persist.

Netherlands kicks off 5G auction

The Dutch regulator has officially launched its 5G auction with KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile fighting for valuable assets in the 700, 1400 and 2100 MHz spectrum bands.

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