Vantage Towers, the mobile masts company spun out of Vodafone Group, plans to float in Frankfurt by the end of March in a deal that could value it at up to 18 billion euros ($22 billion), making it Europe’s largest listing so far this year.
People familiar with the matter said stock worth about 3 billion euros would be sold, possibly giving the company a valuation of 15-18 billion euros.
That would make Vantage the largest European listing of the year in a busy season that has seen $12 billion Polish firm InPost, $10 billion German used-car trading platform AUTO1 and $5 billion British boot brand Dr. Martens join stock markets.
The deal would also be the largest European telecoms IPO since that of Belgacom in 2014, and Germany’s largest listing since that of Knorr Bremse in 2018, both of which raised $4.4 billion, according to Refinitiv data.
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By Paul Sandle, Arno Schuetze, Louise Heavens, Mark Potter and Jan Harvey
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