FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Deutsche Telekom
The talks could result in a deal, the person said, "but there is nothing imminent."
German business monthly Manager Magazin reported the news earlier on Wednesday.
Rene Obermann, former CEO of Deutsche Telekom, had taken up a top job at Dutch cable operator Ziggo
Private equity firm General Atlantic focuses on companies in the technology and media industry. Among others, the group works
with German publisher Axel Springer
Working for an investment firm would not really fit with Obermann's earlier stated ambitions.
After announcing in December that he would leave Deutsche Telekom after six years at the helm, he said he wanted to work for a smaller company where he could be "closer to the engine room", giving him more time for technology and products.
General Atlantic and Ziggo declined to comment.
(Reporting by Peter Maushagen; Writing by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Philipp Halstrick and Mark Potter)