The Antimonopoly Committee has granted permission to Bakcell to buy one of the largest mobile operators in Ukraine - Vodafone Ukraine.
Bakcell is a mobile operator and a leading mobile Internet provider in Azerbaijan.
The Antimonopoly Committee has granted the permission of BAKCELL LLC (Baku, Azerbaijan) to indirectly acquire the shares of Preludium B.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), which provides for the excess of 50% of the votes in the supreme governing body of the company.
This will allow the Azerbaijani company to acquire indirect control over the Ukrainian mobile operator known as "Vodafone", - says the AMCU website.
We would like to remind that Vodafone Ukraine is a member of the MTS group in which the majority shareholder is Russian businessman Volodymyr Yevtushenko.