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SlideshowIliad's Owner Swoops on Ireland's eir

Xavier Niel believes eir is a solid investment opportunity and will no doubt be seeking to help the Irish operator boost its mobile market share from its current sub-20% mark.
Xavier Niel believes eir is a solid investment opportunity and will no doubt be seeking to help the Irish operator boost its mobile market share from its current sub-20% mark.

kq4ym 1/10/2018 | 11:13:42 AM
Re: Iliad's acquisition strategy It would seem to be on firm footing if in fact as noted, " in the medium term, the investment in eir will generate dividends and "yield a double-digit return on equity."" If that doesn't hold true and other factors come into play, who knows how they'll keep up with competitors.
[email protected] 12/20/2017 | 1:48:47 PM
Re: Iliad's acquisition strategy His key ability appears to be to spot a gap in a market where traditional players are trapped in an inefficient way of doing things... then he does them more efficiently, offers lower proices and attracts large volumes of customers.

 

In Iliad's early days in France, Niel's team engineered their own DSLAM instead of buying them from the vendors -- the tech developed inhouse was cheaper and did exactly what Iliad wanted it to, without a lot of weated features and baffling software and OSS.

So he is prepared to take risks and must have a smart set of lawyers too because he hasn't built a position in the French mobile market from scratch without knowing how best to lobby and work with/around the powere brokers and rule-setters. Which is amazing, as I believe he did not go to 'the right school' in France, either. 
Gabriel Brown 12/20/2017 | 10:03:03 AM
Re: Iliad's acquisition strategy He's made a lot of money in European telecoms, so he must have a strategy.

I was wondering what links operators in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy and France together.

Fibre optic cables, obviously. But what in the link in business terms?

 
AdeleA 12/20/2017 | 9:51:53 AM
Re: Iliad's acquisition strategy Xavier Niel often has a good investment, let's hope he's not mistaken
Gabriel Brown 12/20/2017 | 9:15:06 AM
Iliad's acquisition strategy Iliad's acquisition strategy -- Is there one?
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