Versatel: pizza versus Big Brother
John de Mol's investment firm Talpa increased its holding of Versatel shares to just over 25%. John de Mol earned EUR 2bn selling Endemol, creator of the Big Brother hit tv reality series, to Telefonica.
Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals took an almost 25% share of Jazztel in September (through a capital increase) and assumed the Chairman title. Pujals made millions from his Telepizza firm.
Pujals designed a very ambitious growth plan for Jazztel, growing revenues fivefolf in three years time.
Leaves the question: will the Big Brother creator getr entangled in Versatel? The company by the way sees room for cooperation ...