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Topic # 190708 9-Jan-2016 17:14
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Is 2016 the year 2 Degrees will be sold? just putting it out there.




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  Reply # 1466640 9-Jan-2016 18:17
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sold to who?






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  Reply # 1466652 9-Jan-2016 18:36
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there are a number of possibilities, Vocus comes to mind.




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  Reply # 1466710 9-Jan-2016 20:09
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Whom.

And why the question OP? Do you feel 2degrees should be on the block?








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  Reply # 1466713 9-Jan-2016 20:18
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A gut feeling, intuition that's all, time maybe for the venture capital shareholders to move on. Lets see what 2016 brings. Doesn't mean they are on the block, sometimes its just time for a change.





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Maybe time for Vodafone to grow into the number one service provider ?
Make a Vodafone Skinny and the rest into their Broadband mix.

Maybe Chorus left with the dregs in the split from Telecom's need something to replace the dying copper network.

Countless options all revolve around being profitable in the long term.

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  Reply # 1466759 9-Jan-2016 21:37
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Shall we speculate on Google and Apple being sold this year too...?

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  Reply # 1466760 9-Jan-2016 21:38
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Considering 2dm recently bought Snap and converted it to belong in their evil empire I wouldn't consider 2dm or its investors would be looking at selling anytime soon.




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  Reply # 1466767 9-Jan-2016 21:44
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Rappelle: Shall we speculate on Google and Apple being sold this year too...?

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You can, I'm not.




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  Reply # 1466772 9-Jan-2016 21:49
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michaelmurfy: Considering 2dm recently bought Snap and converted it to belong in their evil empire I wouldn't consider 2dm or its investors would be looking at selling anytime soon.


In the scheme of things the Snap deal is small fry. Trilogy and London based venture and equity investors have been tied for a while now (2009) maybe a good time to look a fresh investments for them.




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  Reply # 1466781 9-Jan-2016 22:13
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GEOMAX: Maybe time for Vodafone to grow into the number one service provider ?
Make a Vodafone Skinny and the rest into their Broadband mix.

Maybe Chorus left with the dregs in the split from Telecom's need something to replace the dying copper network.

Countless options all revolve around being profitable in the long term.


Given the historic duopoly challenges, the recent consolations (ie. M2), and Chorus regulatory requirements I suspect the two above would raise a red flag with the comcom.





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  Reply # 1466783 9-Jan-2016 22:21
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Maybe Anchorage Capital Partners can buy them /s

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GEOMAX: Maybe time for Vodafone to grow into the number one service provider ?
Make a Vodafone Skinny and the rest into their Broadband mix.

Maybe Chorus left with the dregs in the split from Telecom's need something to replace the dying copper network.

Countless options all revolve around being profitable in the long term.


Vodafone sorta made a 'Skinny'

It's called Vodafone X

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  Reply # 1466817 9-Jan-2016 23:53
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MikeB4: A gut feeling, intuition that's all, time maybe for the venture capital shareholders to move on. Lets see what 2016 brings. Doesn't mean they are on the block, sometimes its just time for a change.

I guess at some stage someone wants to make some real money off the business. But I can't see them really fattening up the business getting it ready to float or sell. They did buy an ISP last year, but they don't seem to be in real growth mode. Their prepay pricing is also being left behind a bit. But we do need 2degree otherwise we have a duopoly which has proven not to be good for consumers pricing. A pity the government allowed a duopoly to occur in the super markets, and now Campbell Live is gone, no media is doing price comparisons as to whether we are paying too much in NZ.

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MikeB4: A gut feeling, intuition that's all, time maybe for the venture capital shareholders to move on. Lets see what 2016 brings. Doesn't mean they are on the block, sometimes its just time for a change.

I guess at some stage someone wants to make some real money off the business. But I can't see them really fattening up the business getting it ready to float or sell. They did buy an ISP last year, but they don't seem to be in real growth mode. Their prepay pricing is also being left behind a bit. But we do need 2degree otherwise we have a duopoly which has proven not to be good for consumers pricing. A pity the government allowed a duopoly to occur in the super markets, and now Campbell Live is gone, no media is doing price comparisons as to whether we are paying too much in NZ.


I'd also say that given the low interest rates and lackluster economic results in the US and UK I'm not surprised that businesses are looking for countries that are at least providing modest returns vs. next to nothing. That being said, who would they sell it to? is it profitable? would they do a partial float? maybe sell their steak to Optus in Australia to have a presence in Australia and New Zealand?




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mattwnz:
MikeB4: A gut feeling, intuition that's all, time maybe for the venture capital shareholders to move on. Lets see what 2016 brings. Doesn't mean they are on the block, sometimes its just time for a change.

I guess at some stage someone wants to make some real money off the business. But I can't see them really fattening up the business getting it ready to float or sell. They did buy an ISP last year, but they don't seem to be in real growth mode. Their prepay pricing is also being left behind a bit. But we do need 2degree otherwise we have a duopoly which has proven not to be good for consumers pricing. A pity the government allowed a duopoly to occur in the super markets, and now Campbell Live is gone, no media is doing price comparisons as to whether we are paying too much in NZ.


I'd also say that given the low interest rates and lackluster economic results in the US and UK I'm not surprised that businesses are looking for countries that are at least providing modest returns vs. next to nothing. That being said, who would they sell it to? is it profitable? would they do a partial float? maybe sell their steak to Optus in Australia to have a presence in Australia and New Zealand?


I did suggest a possible buyer earlier, that being Vocus




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