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Tronchetti's next merger?

9 November 2004

That s one way of reading the tealeaves at the complex chain of companies through which Tronchetti controls the Italian telecoms empire. A TI/TIM merger would make financial sense. But minority investors in TIM would want to be satisfied they were getting a fair deal.

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Not so contestable

29 May 2003 By Hugo Dixon

One byproduct of the transaction is that any bidder for TI would also have to bid for TIM, its mobile subsidiary. TI already looks pretty bidproof. But the extra cost of taking out TIM would make it even harder to take over.

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