Orange Said to Pitch Bouygues Takeover Plan to French State

  • Valls, economy minister to meet with executives from companies
  • Structure of $10.9 billion deal is said to be at draft stage

Orange SA will pitch its plan to acquire Bouygues Telecom to France’s prime minister this week, as talks progress on consolidating the telecommunications industry around the country’s former monopoly, people familiar with the matter said.

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