Nokia says talking to "multiple parties" on NSN

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia <NOK1V.HE> said it was still in talks with "multiple parties" about its stake in Nokia Siemens Networks, after a report that U.S. private equity firms had backed away from bidding for a majority stake.

The Financial Times reported on Thursday that Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co <KKR.N> and TPG <TPG.UL> decided not to bid for an NSN stake after failing to agree on a price and level of control over the company.

"As we have said earlier, there has been unsolicited interest in NSN and we continue to be in constructive talks with multiple parties," Nokia said in a statement on Friday.

(Reporting by Helsinki Newsroom; Editing by Hans Peters)