Thomson ReutersSeptember 2, 2013 09:04
By Hugo Dixon
LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Vodafone's deal-making days are back - with a twist. The UK mobile giant still holds the record for the world's biggest deal - its $203 billion hostile acquisition of Germany's Mannesmann in 2000. It is now on the verge of taking the number three slot as well, by selling its minority stake in Verizon Wireless, America's largest mobile phone company, for $130 billion to Verizon Communications, which owns the rest.