Monday, November 15, 2004

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 ...

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