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Telefónica cuts stake in Telecom Italia through bond sale

As widely anticipated, Telefónica has initiated measures that will ultimately reduce its stake in Telecom Italia from almost 15 per cent to around 9 per cent once the Telco shareholder pact has been dissolved.

Report: Telefónica in talks to sell Telecom Italia stake

Telefónica is in talks on the sale of its stake in Telecom Italia in an effort to relieve regulatory pressure in Brazil, local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday.

Telecom Italia shareholder Telco approves break-up, makes €830M writedown

The end is nigh for Telco, the largest shareholder group in Telecom Italia, after its directors approved requests from Italian investors to dissolve the shareholder pact that has existed since 2007.

Telefónica to be largest investor in Telecom Italia

The decision by three Italian investors in Telecom Italia to exit a shareholder pact that has existed since 2007 will see Telefónica become the largest direct shareholder in the Italian operator with a stake of around 15 per cent, although the demerger process is expected to take several months.

Telecom Italia confirms Patuano as CEO, appoints Recchi as chairman

Telecom Italia confirmed that Marco Patuano will retain his role as CEO of the company, concluding a series of management decisions that also saw the Italian operator usher in a new chairman and put independent directors in charge of the board for the first time.

Report: Sawiris ready to invest up to $2B in Telecom Italia

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he is prepared to invest between $1 billion (€1.38 billion) and $2 billion in Telecom Italia if Telefónica withdrew from the company, and said the Italian company needed funds for future investments.

Report: Telecom Italia looks to AT&T CEO for advice

Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano has reportedly been so impressed by AT&T's ability to transform its business in recent years that he has sought advice from the U.S. company's CEO Randall Stephenson on how to change the fortunes of the struggling Italian operator.

Telecom Italia appoints Minucci as chairman, agrees on Brazil unit safeguards

Telecom Italia appointed Aldo Minucci as its new chairman at its management board meeting on Thursday, filling a position that has been vacant since the resignation of former CEO and chairman Franco Bernabe last October.

Telecom Italia seeks third way over Brazil, as rebel investor gains support

Telecom Italia said it will implement "enhanced" controls on any dealings related to its Brazilian business as the company seeks to create a more independent approach to evaluating any potential sale of Tim Brasil.

Telecom Italia rebel shareholder won't give up fight to keep Brazil unit

The long-running Telecom Italia saga took on a further twist this week after rebel shareholder Marco Fossati reportedly redoubled his efforts to prevent a sale of Tim Brasil, which he regards as crucial for the future of the Italian incumbent.