Deals Rumor Mill: Verizon, Temasek, TPG

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc. remains very interested in a mega buyout of its partner's stake in their Verizon Wireless joint venture but is not planning on paying a premium for the interest, Verizon's chief executive told JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts, according to a Reuters report on Friday. Recent reports have suggested Verizon is patching together a $100 billion bid for Vodafone PLC's 45 percent stake in the venture, firing up speculation that the pair could be nearing a deal after Verizon's long-standing interest in doing so....
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