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Orange Belgium’s 1.8 billion-euro acquisition of VOO will need EU approval

By Natalie McNelis
  • 24 Dec 2021 11:00
  • 24 Dec 2021 12:12
Orange Belgium’s acquisition of rival telecom operator VOO from Nethys will need the approval of EU merger control authorities, the companies said in a press release today.

The 1.8 billion-euro ($2 billion) takeover is part of Orange Belgium's national “convergent” strategy, merging multiple communications services into a single network. 

Orange Belgium is one of

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Natalie McNelis

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Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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