Vantage Towers is now available for trading in the US as an over-the-counter ADR, VTAGY.
What we know about the Vantage Towers IPO
Vodafone completed an initial public offering for its Vantage Towers, which controls the company's European towers. The IPO raised about 2.3 billion euros (US$2.8 billion) for the telecom infrastructure company. Shares of Vantage Towers opened at 24 euros and rapidly climbed as much as 4.8%.
Once Vantage Towers goes public, US investors will need an international brokerage, like Interactive Brokers, to invest. Or they can buy the OTC ADR, VTAGY.
How to buy shares in Vantage Towers
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Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers. It also provides value added services, such as Internet of Things (IoT) comprising logistics and fleet management, smart metering, insurance, cloud, and security services; and automotive and health solutions. In addition, the company offers M-Pesa, an African payment platform, which provides money transfer, financial, and business and merchant payment services; and various services to operators through its partner market agreements. Vodafone Group Plc has strategic partnerships with Open Fiber. As of March 31, 2021, it had approximately 315 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.
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