AT&T said to be preparing Vodafone takeover

Posted: November 2, 2013 at 3:12 a.m.

A salesman helps a customer at an AT&T store in Manhattan Beach, Calif., earlier this year. Sources say AT&T is preparing for a potential takeover of Europe’s largest mobile carrier, Vodafone Group PLC.

AT&T Inc. executives are laying the groundwork internally for a potential takeover of Vodafone Group PLC next year, mapping a strategy for a complex deal with Europe’s largest mobile carrier, people familiar with the situation said.

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Business, Pages 31 on 11/02/2013