Ziggo, the Dutch cable firm created through the merger of CATV providers Casema, Multikabel and Essent Kabelcom and owned by private equity firms Warbug Pincus and Cinven, is considering a stock market listing. Reuters quotes Ziggo chief financial officer Walter Blom in the Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper as saying: ‘We are preparing, but for the moment the financial climate is bad.’ The financial daily went on to say that Ziggo is interested in a merger with the country’s second largest cableco by subscribers, UPC, although its parent Liberty Global is apparently not interested.
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