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Spain/Brazil: Telefonica shoots down joint buyout rumors

 |  January 6, 2014

Spain telecom giant Telefonica shot down rumors it was headed towards a joint buyout bid to acquire Brazil-based Tim this week, say reports.

Telefonica denied Monday any plans to make an offer for Tim, owned by Telecom Italia, rumored to be in the works with Brazil-based competitors America Movil and Oi. The firms were said to be planning a joint acquisition to subsequently break up Tim Brasil.

But Telefonica denied even discussing such a deal with Brazil competition authority CADE.

Telefonica is under intense scrutiny by CADE as it plans to eventually acquire investment vehicle Telco, giving Telefonica ownership of Telecom Italia and, as a result, Tim Brasil.

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