(Ecofin Agency) - Last week, PT Ventures, subsidiary of Brazilian group Oi, agreed to sell the 40% stake it had in Cabo Verde Telecom. These stakes were jointly acquired by Institut national de sécurité sociale (INPS) and Agence de sécurité aérienne et aéroportuaire (ASA).
Following PT Ventures’ withdrawal, Cabo Verde Telecom’s shareholding is now as follows; Institut national de sécurité sociale (57.9%), Agence de sécurité aérienne et aéroportuaire (20%), Cabo Verde (3.4%), Correios de Cabo Verde (0.7%) and private investors (18%).
According to finance minister Olavo Correia (photo), these withdrawals come apropos to put a stop to the conflict that started since 2014 between Cabo Verde and PT Ventures. The incumbent operator is now fully owned by nationals and guarantees them access to the various business opportunities offered by the telecom sector.