Analyst Note| Javier Correonero |
Orange announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire 75% of cable operator Voo in Belgium, based on an enterprise value of EUR 1.8 billion. The decision comes after Voo held conversations with 27 bidders. The acquisition price implies a 9.5 times enterprise value/EBITDA multiple before synergies (no indications on synergies have yet been provided), which we see as slightly high compared with other cable peers. We maintain our fair value estimate and no moat rating for Orange.