Tele Columbus Acquisition of PrimaCom

The Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire PrimaCom Holding GmbH, the fourth largest German cable network operator, for a total consideration of EUR 711 million on a cash and debt free basis.

The combination of two of the leading German operators leads to a strong number three player in the German cable market bringing together 2.8 million homes connected and two well-established Housing Association customer portfolios on one platform. Transaction closing is expected on 31 July 2015.

With the acquisition of PrimaCom, Tele Columbus is successfully driving the consolidation of the German cable market and underlining its leading role in this process. The combination of the two biggest German medium-sized providers is pushing competition in the Internet & Telephony and Premium TV sector. The new combined company offers attractive growth potential and enables the company to realize scale efficiencies across the combined customer and network base. The combination of both companies allows the acceleration in the development and technological innovation of new and existing products in the interest of our partners and customers.