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Franklin advises Altice on its acquisition of Portugal Telecom

On 2 June 2015, Altice, owner of the French telecom operator Numericable-SFR, finalized its €7.4bn acquisition of the Portugal Telecom group, Portugal’s number 1 mobile operator, from Brazilian operator Oi.

The European Commission had already given the go-ahead on 21 April, with a request that the group sell its Portuguese subsidiaries ONI and Cabovisao.

Franklin advised Altice on the M&A aspects of this major transaction from the outset, with a team led by of counsel  Magali Masson and Kai Völpel, and associate Paloma Champilou.