Articles by Kirstin Ridley



MegaFon Battle Heads to Geneva

  • 11 May 04
  • Reuters
Bermuda-based fund IPOC and Alfa, a group controlled by Russian oil and banking tycoon Mikhail Fridman, on Monday took to Geneva a battle over a disputed 25.1 percent stake in Russia's third-largest mobile group, MegaFon.

Cingular Wins AT&TW With $41Bln

  • 18 February 04
  • Reuters
U.S. mobile phone operator Cingular Wireless on Tuesday won a battle to take over smaller rival AT&T Wireless after bidding $41 billion in cash and trumping cellphone titan Vodafone.

AT&T Wireless Bids Reported at $38Bln

  • 17 February 04
  • Reuters
Investor concerns that Vodafone Group was raising its bid for AT&T Wireless, the struggling U.S. group, to around $38 billion sent shares in the cellphone giant falling 3.7 percent on Monday.

Vodafone Mulls $30Bln AT&T Bid

  • 10 February 04
  • Reuters
Cellphone giant Vodafone Group stoked fresh speculation Monday that it was poised to launch a knockout $30 billion-plus bid for U.S. rival AT&T Wireless by reiterating it was considering a takeover.

TeliaSonera 'Committed to Megafon'

  • 14 October 03
  • Reuters
TeliaSonera, the Nordic region's largest telecoms operator, said Monday it was fully committed to Russia's third-largest mobile group Megafon, adding majority control may be a long-term possibility.

Megafon Invetors Sue to Block Sale

  • 19 September 03
  • Reuters
A Bermuda-based investment fund has started legal action to block the sale of 25.1 percent of Megafon.

Finnish Telecom Sonera Denies It Seeks a Buyer

Mannesmann Bids $33Bln for Orange

Mannesmann Declares Interest in Orange PLC

Vodafone Fuses With Bell Atlantic in U.S.

Telecoms Detail $82Bln Merger

BT, MCI Look Set To Expand to Iberia