3/13/2015 12:34:52 PM
Fonehouse and A1 Comms in talks
Fonehouse and A1 Comms both denied they are in merger talks following industry claims this week that Fonehouse is bidding to buy A1 Comms retail arm Go Mobile.
Both companies confirmed there have been discussions between the two firms related to potential accessories and repairs deals but denied there was a deal on the table for Fonehouse to buy the Go Mobile franchise business.
Fonehouse has around 50 franchise stores whilst A1 Comms has over 100 franchise stores. Combining the two retail businesses could see the beginning of a major independent mobile retail chain.
Industry observers said a merger of the two companies’ retail divisions would make sense, following the demise of Phones 4u last year which has left Carphone Warehouse the only large independent mobile retailer in the UK.