Ziggo CEO: No talks with Liberty

Dutch cable company Ziggo is not in talks with US group Liberty Global, Ziggo’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bernard Dijkhuizen has told a Dutch newspaper.

His comments come a day after Ziggo said it was preparing for a listing on the Amsterdam stock exchange and follow months of speculation in the Dutch press that Liberty, which operates UPC in the in Netherlands, is considering a bid for Ziggo.

Het Financieele Dagblad reported that Dijkhuizen said his group was not in parallel talks with UPC.

“This is not a two-track strategy, we don’t need a merger to be successful,” the paper quoted him as saying.

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