By Joshua Kirby 
 

Telefonica SA said late Monday that its Chilean subsidiary Telefonica Chile has agreed to sell 60% of the shares in its fiber business InfraCo to a fund managed by KKR and Co.

The sale to KKR Alameda Aggregator values InfraCo at around $1 billion and will reduce the group's net debt by around 400 million euros ($486 million), the Spanish telecommunications company said. As part of the deal, Telefonica Chile will sell around two million fiber-equipped homes to InfraCo. Certain service-provision agreements are also included in the transaction.

The stake-sale is subject to antitrust clearance, Telefonica said.

 

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February 23, 2021 01:17 ET (06:17 GMT)

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