Antenna privatization short list not public
Monday, May 23, 2005, 00:00
State Privatization and Holding ÁPV Rt will not publish a short list in connection with the privatization of broadcasting company Antenna Hungária Rt. (AH), daily Világgazdaság reports. The government decided to privatize a 75% plus one share stake of AH last autumn. This May ten companies submitted bids, the participants of the second round will be announced by ÁPV?s board in June. According to Világgazdaság, bidders include Czech Ceské Radiokomunikace, Retevisión of Spain, Swisscom of Switzerland, TeleDiffusion de France, TDC of Denmark, UPC of the Netherlands and Vivendi of Italy besides financial investors. The winner must make a public purchase offer for the remaining 25% AH stake as well.