Shares of Telefonica Brasil drop nearly 4 pct after bid for GVT

martes 5 de agosto de 2014 09:10 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 5 (Reuters) - Shares of Telefonica Brasil SA, which controls the country's largest wireless carrier, fell on Tuesday after its Spanish parent company made a 6.7 billion euro offer to France's Vivendi for its Brazilian broadband unit GVT.

A purchase of GVT would help the Spanish operator bulk up in fixed telephony and broadband where it is in third place in Brazil, behind America Movil and former monopoly Oi .

Shares of Telefonica Brasil dropped 3.9 percent, while shares of Oi lost 2 percent. (Reporting by Walter Brandimarte; Editing by James Dalgleish)