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Dubai Holding unit seeking to sell stake in Maltese telco Go

Dubai Holding unit seeking to sell stake in Maltese telco Go

Emirates International Telecommunications has a 60 per cent stake in Go

A company owned by Dubai’s ruler on Sunday said it plans to sell its 60 per cent stake in Maltese telecom operator Go.

Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT), a unit of Dubai Holding, said in an emailed statement it “has not yet approached or identified any buyer for its stake”, and “has only just started the process of evaluating its options.”

Go is undertaking a restructuring process that includes spinning off a subsidiary, Malta Properties, and EIT will retain its stake in the new firm because it fitted with Dubai Holding’s strategy of focusing on real estate investments, it said.

EIT also owns 20 per cent of the United Arab Emirates’ No.2 telecommunications firm du and 35 per cent of former monopoly Tunisie Telecom, according to its website.

Dubai Holding is an investment vehicle owned by the emirate’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Its subsidiaries include hotel group Jumeirah and real estate developer Dubai Properties.

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