Funds advised by private equity firm Apax Partners (Apax) and global growth investor Warburg Pincus, have agreed to acquire T-Mobile Netherlands Holding from Deutsche Telekom AG and Tele2 AB. The transaction values the company at an Enterprise Value of EUR5.1bn.

T-Mobile operates four brands – T-Mobile, Tele2, Ben, and Simpel. Under the current management team, the Company has become the leading mobile network operator in the Netherlands and the first to offer unlimited and nationwide 5G, as well as becoming the fastest growing operator in fixed broadband market serving around 700,000 broadband customers at the end of Q2 2021.

Both Apax and Warburg Pincus have long-standing experience and strong track-records in the Communications Services and broader Telecommunication, Media, and Technology (“TMT”) sector, having invested in companies globally, including in Salt (Apax), Wind Telecom (Apax), TDC (Apax), Ziggo (Warburg Pincus), Inexio (Warburg Pincus) and Community Fibre (Warburg Pincus). The two firms have also worked closely together since 2019 when their respective funds jointly invested in Inmarsat, a mobility-focused satellite operator focused on maritime, aviation and government end-markets.

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Source: Private Equity Wire