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  1. Verizon Wins the Auction for Yahoo

    The drama appears to be over, and Verizon is expected to announce an agreement to acquire Yahoo before markets open this morning.  They had been the favorite going in, but faced some competition from both AT&T and private equity sources in what felt like a rather long auction process.... [visit site to read more]
  2. FCC Pauses Review of Verizon’s Purchase of XO Communications

    Verizon's planned acquisition of XO seems to have hit a slow patch this summer.  The FCC yesterday hit the pause button on its 180 day review period in a letter posted here, leaving things in a bit of limbo for the moment.... [visit site to read more]
  3. Netrality Acquires Its Way Into the Heart of St. Louis

    Netrality Acquires Its Way Into the Heart of St. LouisNetrality Properties has hit the acquisition trail again.  The company has closed the acquisition of two data centers from Digital Realty Trust out in St. Louis, Missouri as well as a bit of colo from 365 Data Centers.  I've hear d whispers of this deal for most of the past couple of quarters, but it took […]
  4. EarthLink Hits Acquisition Trail, Buys Boston Retail Partners

    After a year of retrenching and refocusing on its core businesses, EarthLink has returned to the M&A arena with a small summer deal.  The service provider has bought Boston Retail Partners, a management consulting firm that specializes in the retail vertical.... [visit site to read more]
  5. Rumors of a Comcast Purchase of Level 3 Bubble to the Surface

    Yesterday, Level 3 stock surged a few dollars on the backs of a bit of good old fashioned rumor and speculation.  Benzinga reported to its users that Level 3 is considering strategic options that range from a stock buyback to a sale of the company.  Follow-on reports quickly brought in the suggestion of an eventual buyout […]
  6. Mitel’s Polycom Deal Preempted

    One of the bigger cloud communications deals of the year is apparently falling apart this week.  In a release this morning, Mitel revealed that its previously announced purchase of Polycom has hit a bit of a snag, and will probably not happen.  It seems Polycom has received a new offer.... [visit site to read […]
  7. Fiber M&A: Oak Hill to Acquire Oxford, Combine with FirstLight

    Fiber M&A: Oak Hill to Acquire Oxford, Combine with FirstLightThere was a significant fiber M&A development in the far northeast today.  Oak Hill Capital Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oxford Networks, following up on its previously announced deal to acquire FirstLight Fiber.... [visit site to read more]
  8. Fiber M&A: Cox Invests in Unite Private Networks

    Fiber M&A: Cox Invests in Unite Private NetworksLate yesterday, the cable operator Cox Communications made a significant move deeper into the world of metro and regional fiber.   They have made a strategic investment in Unite Private Networks, becoming a major shareholder alongside Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company's management team.  ... [visit site to read more]
  9. Lightower Acquires Datacenter101

    Lightower Acquires Datacenter101The folks at Lightower were apparently pretty busy over the holiday weekend.  This morning they revealed some infrastructure M&A that follows up on their purchase of Fibertech last year.  Lightower has acquired Datacenter101.... [visit site to read more]
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