Tele2 Buys TDC Sweden for SEK 2.9 bn to Strengthen Position in Swedish B2B Market

Tele2 Buys TDC Sweden for SEK 2.9 bn to Strengthen Position in Swedish B2B Market Image Credit: Tele2

Tele2 Group announced that it will acquire TDC Sweden at an enterprise value of SEK 2.9 billion(USD$351million) to become a stronger player in the strategically important B2B segment in its home market.

TDC Sweden is a highly successful provider of B2B services in Sweden, serving both the public sector and many Swedish blue chip customers on their entire end-to-end connectivity and communication needs. 

Together, TDC Sweden and Tele2 will be offering a more comprehensive product portfolio to Swedish business customers. The combined operations will be well positioned to capture growth in data, managed services and migration to cloud platforms, said both companies.

Tele2 estimates annualized run rate of OPEX and CAPEX synergies from the acquisition to amount to approximately SEK 300 million, with additional one-off capex synergies estimated at SEK 200 million. Positive effects of cross-selling are also expected. Preliminary estimates for the integration costs and other one-off costs required to achieve synergies amount to approximately SEK 750 million, added Tele2.

Allison Kirkby, President and CEO of Tele2 AB
This deal is a unique opportunity for Tele2 to build scale and expand its range of services in the B2B market, it is hugely complementary to our existing Swedish business, and it allows us to meet the global trend of large B2B customers demanding a wider range of communication & network services.

Samuel Skott, Executive Vice President, CEO Tele2 Sweden
Tele2 has traditionally been strong in mobile telephony and fixed telephony while TDC Sweden is further ahead in network as a service, unified communications and hardware.

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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