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The marriage between Orange and Bouygues Telecom is in the process of being done, believes the JDD. The two operators would have reached an agreement before Christmas on a confidentiality agreement which should lead in three months to the takeover of the telecommunications activities of the construction group. To get their hands on the Bouygues Telecom house, Orange would spend 10 billion euros, including 8 billion which would be paid in shares, specifies the weekly. Martin Bouygues would become the second largest shareholder in the incumbent, after the State, which holds 23%.
1987: Compagnie Générale des Eaux creates SFR and becomes “the initial player in the liberalization of the mobile market”.
1994: The Bouygues group creates its telecom subsidiary
August 2000: France Telecom buys Orange from Vodafone and takes control in 2003.
2005: the SFR-Cegetel group disappears on the occasion of the merger between its subsidiary Cegetel and Neuf Telecom, now Neuf Cegetel.
2008: In addition to its cable operator activity, Numéricable Group is pooling the Numéricable and Completel networks with a view to positioning itself in telephony and the mobile offer in 2011.
June 2015: Numericable-SFR announces that Altice has made an offer to buy back Bouygues Telecom.
December 2015: Bouygues denies any exit from its telecoms activities, but at the end of the month, a confidentiality agreement was signed with Orange, with a view to a sale scheduled for spring 2016.
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