Challenges, chances and consolidation options in the European fibre market
Billions of debt has been raised over the past few years on the back of a flurry of M&A deals in the European fibre market. Amidst higher interest rates and inflation, debt raises have slowed down in 2023, at the same time as the first insolvency cases made their appearance in Germany and the UK, yet demand is increasingly growing. With a more difficult debt environment, how can infrastructure fund-backed fibre operators live up to their ambitious rollout expectations?
- What are the main difficulties for fibre companies seeking new debt these days?
- Will equity investors need to step in and inject fresh cash to keep their companies’ rollout plans on track?
- Are more signs of consolidation expected to be seen in the European fibre market?
- Should the market expect to see more insolvencies of fibre companies soon?
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