Liberty wants to capture Vodafone

Vodafone_Building_Near_Victoria_ParkTalk of a merger between Liberty and Vodafone appears to be hotting up.

Liberty Chairman John Malone said that a merger with Vodafone would be a “great fit” for Liberty in Western Europe and was citing all sorts of other benefits.

Markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands would have “enormous shareholder value” could be created if a deal was worked out.

Malone told Bloomberg that all the numbers looked at that from our side were great and there were more synergies than you can beat with a synergy stick and both companies would have more paradigms than then know what to do with.

He declined to comment on whether the companies are in talks, but it is pretty obvious.

Vodafone posted a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in nearly three years on Tuesday in the clearest sign yet that Europe’s mobile market is edging toward recovery.

Vodafone admitted that it was reviewing potential acquisitions, including the Liberty Global deal, in November.