As discussions intensify over the joint ownership of Verizon Wireless by both Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) and Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), and the potential buyout by Verizon Communications, the specifics of the deal continue to garner attention. While the complete takeover would make Verizon the largest phone carrier in the United States, beating out current leader AT&T (NYSE:T), there are issues for the company that are important for investors to consider. To complete the deal, Verizon will need to raise debt capital and must contend with a premium price.

In the following video, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the overall structure of the transaction and considers the pros and cons for Verizon.

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