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  1. RETN to Acquire OPTRONHere's a bit more consolidation activity for the start of this week, this time over in Europe.  The UK-based pan-European network operator RETN has  announced the completion of a deal for OPTRON SIA.... [visit site to read more]
  2. Cogeco to Acquire a Piece of FiberLightThere was apparently a bit of fiber consolidation over New Year's that managed to slip quietly under the radar until now.  Although there has been no formal PR yet, an alert reader kindly pointed me to the following lines from Cogeco's quarterly report for the three months ending November 30, 2017:... [visit site to […]
  3. Stonepeak Closes euNetworks PurchaseeuNetworks officially has a new majority owner.  Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has successfully closed its purchase of a majority stake in the pan-European network operator, joining Columbia Capital who will be staying on with a material interest.... [visit site to read more]
  4. In today's roundup, two small M&As worth noting and a network expansion:... [visit site to read more]
  5. A Bloomberg report yesterday claims that Akamai is working with Morgan Stanley to explore strategic alternatives.  On the table, apparently, is a sale of the company.  To whom, though?  ... [visit site to read more]
  6. Four bits of news touching on the European markets worth noting this morning:... [visit site to read more]
  7. GTT has been a busy consolidator lately, and they have kicked off 2018 with another purchase.  They have announced the acquisition of Custom Connect, expanding their IP and low latency capabilities in the EMEA region.... [visit site to read more]
  8. Last week we had our two annual January M&A polls looking at the most likely acquirers and acquirees of 2018.  I can't say I disagree much with with the emerging results.  ... [visit site to read more]
  9. On Tuesday we asked who the likely targets of consolidation will be in 2018.  Today we reverse the question and ask who the likely strategic buyers of network infrastructure are in 2018.  Who has both the appetite and the financial wherewithal to make some deals this year?... [visit site to read more]

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