UK altnet consolidation: Netomnia and Brsk to merge, expect more to come

18 June 2024

The Netomnia/Brsk merger will create the third largest UK altnet with 1.5 million homes passed in much the most significant altnet merger to date, combining two fast-growing, innovative challengers.

Both Netomnia and Brsk are burdened by eye-watering EBITDA losses; merger synergies alone are unlikely to solve this, with much more scale necessary, making further inorganic moves likely.

The merger creates an alternative prospect to the assumption that either CityFibre or VMO2/nexfibre will consolidate the market, but the combined group may prove more an enhanced target than an active acquirer.

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