As part of its strategy to increase focus on operations in the Nordics and Baltics, Telia has agreed to sell its 76.6 percent holding in the Spanish operator Yoigo to Masmovil, one of the leading mobile operators in Spain. Yoigo has approximately 3.3 million subscriptions and a market share of 7 percent in the country.
The transaction price is based on an enterprise value for Yoigo of EUR 625 million, of which Telia's 76.6 percent share corresponds to EUR 479 million. The divestment is estimated to generate a capital gain of more than SEK 4 billion and, following debt adjustments, the transaction is expected to reduce the net debt for Telia by approximately SEK 6 billion.
Publicly listed in Spain since 2012, Masmovil is an integrated telecommunications operator that serves close to 1 million residential customers and 26,000 enterprises and is interconnected to more than 150 operators.