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Negotiations ongoing to complete STC deal in near future: Vodafone

Deal on STC’s 55% acquisition of Vodafone Egypt fell through due to MoU’s expiration

Vodafone International Group said, on Sunday, that all procedures have been completed in the Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC) due diligence examination in the run-up to the latter’s proposed partial acquisition of Vodafone Egypt.

In a statement on Sunday, Vodafone International Group added, “Despite the expiration of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) previously signed between the two parties, Vodafone International is still in the stage of negotiations and discussions with STC to complete the deal in the near future.”

The global telecoms provider is now looking to STC and Telecom Egypt (TE) to find a suitable agreement to complete the deal.

STC sent a statement on Sunday morning to the Saudi Stock Exchange, announcing that no agreement had been reached with the Vodafone International Group regarding its partial purchase of Vodafone Egypt.

The Saudi company said, in its statement, that it announces “the end of the term of the [MoU] without reaching an agreement to complete the deal due to lack of compatibility with the concerned parties”.

It added that “an understanding has been reached between STC and Vodafone Group to keep the dialogue open”.

Topics: STC Vodafone

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