The move follows a flurry of non-core divestitures at BT Group
BT Group is looking to sell off its remaining business portfolio in the Republic of Ireland, in a deal worth around €300 million (£275 million).
Sky News columnist, Mark Kleinman, tweeted that BT was in talks with London based equity fund, Mayfair Equity Partners, about a possible deal.
Exclusive: BT Group is in exclusive talks to sell its corporate business in Ireland to Mayfair Equity Partners, a London-based private equity group that owns stakes in Ovo Energy and Yo! Sushi. The value of the BT Ireland deal is likely to be more than €300m.
— Mark Kleinman (@MarkKleinmanSky) August 22, 2019
BT’s chief executive officer, Philip Jansen, has publicly stated his company’s intention to divest what he sees as non-core assets, particularly from its Global Business Services division.
Earlier this week, BT announced plans to divest a string of telecoms assets in the Netherlands, rumoured to be worth around £100 million.
BT also announced that it was selling off its legal software business, Tikit, for around £80m, earlier this month.
The flurry of divestitures is intended to help free up capital to fund BT’s 5G mobile network rollout with EE and the expansion of its full-fibre, fixed-line networks with Openreach, which BT sees as key steps in its journey to deliver a truly gigabit society in the UK.
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