Deals Rumor Mill: AT&T, Twitter, Blackstone

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Executives at AT&T Inc. are working internally to set up a takeover bid for Vodafone Group PLC that could come sometime next year, building a foundation for what would be a blockbuster deal for the global telecom sector, sources told Bloomberg on Friday. The companies — two of the world's biggest mobile carriers — have yet to enter formal negotiations but the complex nature of the prospective proposal has Texas-based AT&T working to lay necessary groundwork. A tie-up between the wireless companies would spawn the world's...
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