"We will be patient as we've always been, but it does look pretty good," Fries told CNBC on Friday.
The international cable operator's bid for smaller rival Ziggo has been under investigation by European antitrust authorities since May. A ruling is not due until November 3.
However, hopes the takeover will be allowed were boosted earlier on Friday by comments from Joaquin Almunia, European commissioner for competition, who is due to leave his post at the end of next month.
"I don't expect any other negative decisions (on mergers) until the end of October," Almunia said, according to Dow Jones, at an annual competition conference in Italy.