Casema

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Casema
Type Privately held
Industry Telecommunications
Founded January 7, 1970
Headquarters The Hague, Netherlands
Products cable television
internet connectivity
fixed line telephony
Revenue unknown
Employees ca 800
Website www.casema.nl

Casema (Centrale Antenne Systemen Exploitatie Maatschappij) was a major Dutch provider of cable television, internet and telephone services until the merger with Multikabel and @Home to Ziggo on May 16, 2008. The company was mainly active in and around the cities of Den Haag, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amstelveen, and Breda.

Casema was founded on January 7, 1970 and was at that time mainly concerned with cable television. Until 1998, it was owned by KPN (75%) and the Dutch the Netherlands Public Broadcasting (25%). The company was then sold to France Télécom, who in turn sold Casema to the Carlyle Group, GMT Communications and Providence Equity Partners in 2003.

In July 2006, Cinven and Warburg Pincus purchased the company for €2.1 billion. The new owners also bought Multikabel and Essent Kabelcom (@home), two other cable companies. From May 16, 2008 the three companies were merged to form Ziggo.

At the time of the merger, Casema had approximately 1.4 million customers. The merged company has approximately 3.3 million customers.

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