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Vodafone Said to Plan to Kabel Deal as Soon as October

Vodafone Group Plc plans to complete its acquisition of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG after the German cable operator’s shareholder meeting in October, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The companies aim to wrap up the transaction following Kabel Deutschland’s annual meeting scheduled for Oct. 10, pending antitrust approval, said the people, asking not to be named discussing internal deliberations. Vodafone is in talks with the European Commission to address competition concerns and will decide on whether to file for EU antitrust approval before or after the summer break depending on the outcome of those negotiations, a fourth person said.