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Nokia may offload Vertu to equity group Permira for 200m

04/29, 10:00pm

Nokia eager to shed luxury badge

Nokia's plans to shed its Vertu brand have reportedly come closer after a leak [free reg. required]. Uncredited tips to the FT had one of Nokia's Finnish neighbors, private equity firm Permira, reportedly in talks to buy the luxury phone badge for about 200 million ($264.9 million). A competing equity group, EQT, had discussed the idea at one point but would have stalled.

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