Telefónica Sells 10% Stake in Tower Unit Telxius

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Telefónica announced sale of 10 percent stake in its private equity-backed telecommunications infrastructure arm Telxius to existing shareholder Pontegadea for €378.8 million ($440.3 million).

The sale has been structured via Telefónica’s subsidiary, Pontel Participaciones, which owns 60% of Telxius’ capital stock. Pontegadea owns 16.65% of Pontel and Telefónica the remaining 83.35%. After the transaction, Telefónica will maintain a majority stake and retain operational control of Telxius. The unit will continue to be consolidated into its accounts.

Additionally, Telefónica, Pontegadea and Pontel have entered into a shareholders’ agreement that regulates the relationship of Telefónica and Pontegadea as shareholders in Pontel.

This transaction is part of the Telefónica Group’s asset portfolio management policy, based on a strategy of value creation, optimization of the return on capital and strategic positioning. It also complements the objective of organically reducing debt and strengthening the balance sheet in a growing cash flow scenario, which allows us to maintain a sustainable shareholder remuneration.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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