The Telegraph – O2 and Three braced for tough merger conditions from Brussels

But Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of market research company Northstream, predicted the deal would not be approved at all.

He said: “The new commissioner [Ms Vestager] has a negative attitude towards mergers and, after blocking the Danish deal last year, I find it hard to believe they will approve this bid.”

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Overcoming political and regulatory opposition to a merger is likely to be a major challenge for Orange and Bouygues, according to Bengt Nordström, the CEO of market research and consulting company Northstream. “It would create a very dominant player which I think has very low probability to be approved by French and EU regulation and [...]
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