Seven firms shortlisted for Polish Polkomtel-paper

WARSAW, March 5 (Reuters) – Seven companies have been
shortlisted to buy Poland’s No. 2 mobile telecom firm Polkomtel,
daily Rzeczpospolita said on Saturday.

According to the daily, the list includes Swedish
TeliaSonera (TLSN.ST: Quote, Profile, Research), Norway’s Telenor (TEL.OL: Quote, Profile, Research), four private
equity fund consortia led by Blackstone Group, KKR, Prudential
and Bain Capital, as well as Polish media mogul Zygmunt

Polkomtel, Poland’s second biggest by revenues mobile
operator, is now owned by Britain’s Vodafone (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and Polish
companies PGE (PGEP.WA: Quote, Profile, Research), KGHM (KGHM.WA: Quote, Profile, Research), PKN (PKNA.WA: Quote, Profile, Research) and

PGE chief executive Tomasz Zadroga said earlier the
transaction could be finalised in the second quarter and may be
worth close to 16 billion zlotys ($5.6 billion).
(Writing by Karolina Slowikowska; editing by Keiron Henderson)