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Singapore Telecommunications Limited: The Bid for Cable & Wireless HKT Limited  
Product Ref: 00/69C Company: SingTel

Product Type: Case Industry: Telecommunication Services

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
Authors: Ko Wang   Su Han Chan   Mary Ho
In late January 2000, Cable & Wireless plc ("C&W") and Singapore Telecommunications Limited ("SingTel") unveiled a proposed merger of equals between Cable & Wireless HKT ("HKT") and SingTel. Both HKT and SingTel were the leading telecoms operators in their local markets, and a merger between the two would create the second-largest full service telecoms provider in Asia outside Japan. Nonetheless, the proposed deal was received coolly in Hong Kong and Singapore owing to uncertainty over its political and financial ramifications. Meanwhile, Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited ("PCCW"), a leading Internet start-up in Hong Kong, was considering launching a rival bid before SingTel sealed a deal with C&W. This case is part of the three-part case series about the bid for Cable & Wireless HKT Limited. It can be used in conjunction with "The Divestiture of Cable & Wireless HKT Limited" (ref: 00/73C) and "Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited: The Bid for Cable & Wireless HKT Limited" (ref: 00/72C) in a bilateral/trilateral negotiation exercise. It may also be taught singly in the usual case discussion fashion. This case serves as a useful vehicle for students to explore the making of a cross-border merger decision.
Functional Area : Finance & Investments
Human Resource Management
Strategy & General Management

Issues: Merger and cross-border investment
Length: Text: 9 pages
Exhibits: 13 pages
Country: Hong Kong SAR
Singapore (Rep. of)

Pub. Year: 2002 Level of Difficulty: 2
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English   French
Related Information: This case was used in the 2002 Concordia MBA Case Competition held in Montreal, Canada.
This case is UGC funded.
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