Transatlantic deal to pay dividends
The $130bn Verizon/Vodafone deal will benefit thousands of Irish Vodafone shareholders, but how should they handle the tax implications of the windfall? Aidan Donnelly reports.
Having long been the source of much speculation as to the timing, or indeed, the likelihood of it ever happening, two weeks ago it was announced that US telecom company, Verizon, had reached an agreement with Vodafone to buy its share in the jointly owned US mobile operation, Verizon Wireless.
The price tag for the deal is an eye-watering $130 billion, and when completed, is expected to rank as the second largest acquisition in history....
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