Cellnex Telecom detailed plans to increase its share capital by €4 billion, seeking to attract new funds as it looks expand its telecoms infrastructure portfolio across Europe.In a statement, the infrastructure company said its board of directors had approved plans to issue 101.4 million new shares priced at €39.45 each, a 25 per cent discount on its closing price of €56.14 yesterday (22 July).The company said it will use the funds to build up a war chest to fuel growth via acquisition, revealing it is actively analysing market opportunities for an aggregate amount of up to €11 billion.Financial Times reported Cellnex Telecom’s move would make it Europe’s largest equity offering of 2020, building on growth since the company’s IPO in 2015.The company already announced investments, or commitments to invest, approximately €14.1 billion until 2027 for the acquisition or construction of 50,400 telecoms sites across eight countries, adding to 10,400 sites it already owns.CEO Tobias Martinez said the company would use the fresh resources to consolidate and expand its position in the eight countries it is present in, as well as look to other European markets.“Beyond agreements closed in 2019 and the first six months of 2020, we continue to analyse growth prospects,” he said.Cellnex Telecom significantly boosted its position in Portugal over the past 12 months, striking a deal in April to acquire 2,000 telecoms sites from operator Nos: at the start of the year, it signed an €800 million deal to acquire Portuguese tower operator Omtel Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Previous ArticleSpeculation mounts on Huawei position in FranceNext ArticleOrange launches banking play in Africa Cellnex catalysing US tower moves in Europe Author Kavit Majithia Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 JUL 2020 Home Cellnex targets European growth with €4B war chest Cellnex estimula la llegada a Europa de las empresas de torres de EEUU UK examines Cellnex tower buy Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Cellnex
SHANGHAI – The HSBC Champions has a familiar look to Graeme McDowell, with a few exceptions. He goes into the weekend at Sheshan International in contention for a World Golf Championship, with Ian Poulter and a big-hitting American alongside. Only, now, the American is Masters champion Bubba Watson – not Dustin Johnson, who overpowered the course on his way to victory last year. And at least this time, McDowell has the lead. McDowell leaned on a hot putter to carry him to another 5-under 67 on Friday. That gave him a three-shot lead over Poulter, with Watson and Hiroshi Iwata of Japan right behind. Tournament organizers might be missing the presence of Johnson, the defending champion who is on a ”voluntary leave” for what he described as personal challenges. Just don’t count McDowell among them, especially not the way Johnson set the tournament record at 24-under 264. ”He looked unbeatable last year the way he played this golf course,” McDowell said. ”But we’ve got a fairly decent replacement in Bubba, who in his own way has got the same kind of talents as Dustin, the way he drives it and the short game. In many ways, it’s a very similar scenario – myself and Poults against the long-hitting American.” McDowell saved par when he had to and strung together back-to-back birdies early and late in his round to reach 10-under 134. Poulter and Watson showed that a deficit can be made up quickly, particularly on the dynamic finishing holes at Sheshan International. WGC-HSBC Champions: Articles, videos and photos Watson was seven shots behind when he made birdie on the par-5 14th, and he was just getting warmed up. He blasted a drive just through the end of the fairway on the 487-yard 15th hole and hit gap wedge to 8 feet for birdie on the 15th. He chipped in twice for birdie on the next two holes, and had a simple up-and-down on the par-5 18th to end his round of 67 with five straight birdies. ”Hit some good shots but couldn’t make some putts. Hit some bad shots and made some putts,” Watson said. ”It was a great last five holes.” Poulter was five shots out of the lead when he birdied four of the last five holes – he made par on the par-3 17th – for a 67 that put him three shots back. ”Probably the best I’ve played all year, which is very exciting,” Poulter said. ”It was a little frustrating the first 13 holes that I was missing chances, but four birdies in the last five holes … chances started to go in at the end and I’m very happy.” Rickie Fowler opened with 14 straight pars, added a few birdies and shot 70 to reach 5-under 139, along with Tim Clark (70), Jonas Blixt (68) and Kevin Na (68). McDowell is not one to complain about a pair of 67s on any golf course, though they were different. He only missed one fairway in the opening round, which set up plenty of birdie chances. He had to scramble more on Friday, though at least he could rely on his putter. ”I have to improve tee-to-green to have a chance on Sunday,” McDowell said. ”I’m putting great – I love these greens. I’ve just got to keep doing it. I have to go out there tomorrow and not think about making mistakes. Just have to keep the pedal down, execute my game plan, and give myself a chance to win on the back nine on Sunday.” Adam Scott might have cost himself a chance with a wild round. The Australian opened with four birdies through seven holes to get within a shot of McDowell. A poor tee shot changed everything. He pulled his drive into a water hazard on the 603-yard eighth hole and had to drop at one of the forward tees. Trying to reach the green in two, he came up just short of the creek in front of the green, and then his pitch from gnarly rough didn’t quite reach the green and rolled into the hazard next to a large rock. Scott decided to take a penalty drop from the other side of the creek and made a quadruple-bogey 9, wiping out those four birdies. He followed with an approach into the water on the ninth for a double bogey, and made eagle on the back nine to salvage a 72. He still was eight shots behind. Poulter liked his position much better. ”We’ve got 36 holes to go. You’ve got 36 potential birdies,” he said. ”So three shots is pretty close.”
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Chelsea are yet again being linked with midfielder Franck Kessie.The Ivory Coast international has been linked with the Blues during successive transfer windows, before and since a two-year loan move to AC Milan from Atalanta in 2017.Reports in Italy suggest his time at Milan could end this month and that he is keen to move to England.And The Sun claim there is interest from Chelsea, who currently have a wealth of midfield options, as well as Tottenham.Blues tipped to target Wilson and defenderChelsea remain keen on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and want to sign a defender, the Daily Mirror reports.The newspaper say Gary Cahill is likely to leave for Fulham, Watford or West Ham and that a replacement for the centre-back will be sought.The Blues have shown an interest in England international Wilson and are being tipped to move for him now the transfer window is open – and in light of comments by Sarri.Sarri gave a strong indication after Wednesday’s goalless draw against Southampton that he wants Chelsea to sign a striker.Related West London Sport stories:Fulham want to sign CahillSarri hints he wants strikerZola appears to confirm Wilson interestHazard speculation continuesChelsea completing a deal to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund has led to speculation that it means Eden Hazard could be sold in the summer.The Sun, however, believe Chelsea are still looking to persuade Hazard to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.Fabregas’ last stand?Cesc Fabregas is widely expected to leave Chelsea for Monaco in the coming days.The midfielder, who played alongside Monaco boss Thierry Henry for Arsenal, made his 500th appearance in English football when he came on as a substitute against Southampton.A number of newspapers note the manner in which Fabregas gestured towards Chelsea fans at the end of the match in what appeared to a sign he was saying farewell. The Sun say Chelsea are close to a deal to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge in exchange for Alvaro Morata.The agreement would see Morata join AC Milan, where Higuain is currently on loan from Juventus.Juve are said to be ready to rubber-stamp a deal that would involve striker Higauin, who played under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, move to Chelsea with the option of a permanent transfer in the summer.On the other hand, Goal.com say Chelsea will not be pursuing a deal for the Argentine because of the complexities of negotiating with two clubs.The Sun previously reported that Sevilla are interested in Morata but that he would prefer to rejoin Real Madrid if he leaves Chelsea, who will reportedly only consider letting him go if they find a replacement.Kessie linked againEmbed from Getty Images Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea….Callum Hudson-Odoi has no intention of staying at Chelsea and has already agreed terms with Bayern Munich, according to The Sun.Hudson-Odoi, whose contract expires next year, has been offered a new deal and Chelsea are keen for him to stay.AdChoices广告But The Sun say the teenager is determined to join Bayern and that they see him as a replacement for former Blues star Arjen Robben.The Daily Mail, meanwhile, say Chelsea are unhappy with Bayern’s pursuit of the player and believe the German club have bent transfer rules by making direct approaches to Hudson-Odoi’s family, who also act as his advisers.Related West London Sport story:Chelsea reject approach from Bayern for Hudson-OdoiHiguain deal close, Sun sayEmbed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A tapas-style meal made up of a variety of small, appetizer-like bites is something we tend to associate with evenings and cocktails. But we thought the same idea of small plates would lend itself perfectly to a Mother’s Day brunch. So we came up with a variety of tapas ideas suitable for Mom’s big day.In this image taken on April 22, 2013, stuffed baby bell peppers are shown served on a plate in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)Use these ideas as a jumping off point. Accompany them with mini muffins, mini bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, and fresh berries served in shot glasses and topped with yogurt and honey. And nobody says you need to give up the cocktails. Mimosas, anyone? SMOKED SCHMEARED POTATOESStart to finish: 30 minutes (10 minutes active)Makes 12 pieces2 medium red potatoesOlive oilSalt and ground black pepper1/4 cup garlic-herb cheese spread, such as BoursinHalf an 8-ounce package smoked troutHeat the oven to 400 F.Slice each potato into six 1/2-inch-thick slabs. Brush the potato slices with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange the slices on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Allow to cool. Spread a bit of the cheese onto each potato slice, then top with a piece of the smoked trout.Nutrition information per serving: 70 calories; 30 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 3 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 4 g protein; 75 mg sodium.___CHORIZO HASH-STUFFED MUSHROOM CAPSStart to finish: 30 minutes (15 minutes active)Makes 12 pieces12 cremini mushroom capsSalt and ground black pepper1 teaspoon olive oil1/2 small yellow onion, chopped1 link (about 4 ounces) fresh chorizo sausage, casing removed, crumbled1 small potato, grated2 tablespoons water1/4 cup grated manchego cheeseHeat the oven to 400 F.Arrange the mushroom caps, open end up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast for 15 minutes.Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and chorizo and saute until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the potato and water, then cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. When the mushrooms are roasted, spoon the sausage mixture into the caps and sprinkle with the cheese. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.Nutrition information per serving: 50 calories; 25 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 3 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3 g protein; 150 mg sodium.___STUFFED BABY BELL PEPPERSStart to finish: 15 minutesMakes 12 pieces6 baby bell peppers2 ounces cream cheese, softened1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar1/2 cup ham, finely chopped1/4 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika2 tablespoons chopped scallionsCut the tops off the peppers, then slice them in half top to bottom. Remove and discard any seeds and ribs from the halves.In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar, ham, paprika and scallions. Spoon a bit of the mixture into each pepper half.Nutrition information per serving: 45 calories; 30 calories from fat (67 percent of total calories); 3.5 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2 g protein; 90 mg sodium.___STRAWBERRY CROISSANT SKEWERSStart to finish: 15 minutesMakes 12 pieces2 croissants, each cut into 12 cubes6 strawberries, halved4 ounces edam or other semi-soft cheese, cut into 12 piecesHoneyGround black pepperOn small skewers, thread a piece of croissant, followed by a strawberry half, a piece of cheese, then a second piece of croissant. Drizzle lightly with honey and sprinkle with black pepper.Nutrition information per serving: 80 calories; 40 calories from fat (50 percent of total calories); 4.5 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3 g protein; 160 mg sodium.___EDITOR’S NOTE: Alison Ladman is a recipe developer for the AP. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CrustAndCrumbCo