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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Int’l Roundup: NTT, KPN, Interoute, Vodafone

    Here’s a quick rundown of news from around the world worth a quick look: … [visit site to read more]
  2. Mitel Backs Off, Shoretel Shrugs

    A week after taking another swing at buying ShoreTel, Mitel has backed off — at least for now — and has publicly withdrawn the offer.  ShoreTel seems happy with that. They had raised their earlier bid up to $8.50 per share, but ShoreTel’s board continued to be unimpressed and had described the offer as ‘highly […]
  3. Colt Spreads Its Wings, Acquires Its Way Into Asia

    Colt Spreads Its Wings, Acquires Its Way Into AsiaOf all the deals I’ve ever thought the European network and cloud provider Colt might be involved in, this one never came up. Colt announced this morning that it plans to acquire Tokyo-based KVH for €130.3M. … [visit site to read more]
  4. Mitel Takes Another Swing at ShoreTel

    Unbowed by October’s rejection, Mitel has come back with a new offer for ShoreTel.  This morning the Canadian-based cloud VoIP provider raised its bid to acquire its US-based rival by just under 5% to $8.50/share. … [visit site to read more]
  5. AT&T Makes a Foray South of the Border

    So much of the ‘North American’ telecommunications market still stops at the Rio Grande that it’s a significant story when someone crosses it. Over the weekend AT&T did just that, however, announcing a deal to purchase Mexico’s Iusacell.  The move comes just months after AT&T exited its stake in America Movil and will put them in direct competition […]
  6. Cable & Wireless Buys Columbus

    Cable & Wireless Buys ColumbusThe Caribbean fiber market saw a significant consolidation event yesterday. Cable & Wireless Communications has agreed to purchase Columbus International for $1.85B, with one of telecom’s billionaires taking a hand in the deal. … [visit site to read more]
  7. Int’l Bytes: NTT, CityFibre, Interoute, HE, CENX

    Here’s a quick rundown on some of the news from around the world so far this week: … [visit site to read more]
  8. Earnings Preview: Level 3 and tw telecom

    With the close of the deal late last week, Level 3 Communications and tw telecom are now a single entity at least on paper. But tomorrow we will hear about how Q3 went for the two of them when still separate. … [visit site to read more]
  9. Euro M&A: Altice Makes a Play for Portugal Telecom

    More consolidation activity over in Europe this morning, as Altice is making its case for a bigger piece of the pie. They’ve offered €7B, or about $8.7B, to buy Portugal Telecom from Brazil’s Oi. … [visit site to read more]