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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Industry Spotlight: CS&L CEO Kenny Gunderman On REITs, Fiber, M&A

    Four months ago, a new type of infrastructure company was born in the form of Communications Sales & Leasing, which was spun off from Windstream as the industry’s first communications REIT. Since then, just what CS&L will do next has been the first question people generally ask of me.  Will they start acquiring assets, and if so, […]
  2. Internap Puts Itself Up for Sale

    With an activist investor taking public aim at the company, Internap decided today to take the path of least resistance.  In an announcement this morning, the company said it is in fact exploring strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value, and in fact has been since early this year.... [visit site to read more]
  3. RDG Pressures Internap

    Internap is facing calls from a former protege of Carl Icahn to put itself up for sale.  RDG Capital Fund Management, the investment vehicle of Russell Glass and a significant shareholder of Internap, put out a public call today citing shareholder support for a sale of the company.... [visit site to read more]
  4. Anderson Pacific Moves In With Neutral Path

    Anderson Pacific Moves In With Neutral PathA new regional player is taking shape in the Midwest.  The investment group Anderson Pacific and the fiber operator Neutral Path have combined assets to relaunch with greater reach and a wider service portfolio.... [visit site to read more]
  5. Windstream’s Data Center Biz For Sale?

    Amidst my travels this month, I missed a few items indicating that Windstream is shopping its data center and hosting business.  The latest is from Gary Kim over at IP Carrier, but it seems to have been bubbling through the cracks for a couple of weeks now.  ... [visit site to read more]
  6. Vonage Strikes Again, Buys iCore

    The Business VoIP world continues to consolidate, and this morning Vonage was again in the thick of it with a new acquisition. They are acquiring iCore Networks for $92M in cash.... [visit site to read more]
  7. Fiber M&A: Integra to Acquire OpticAccess

    Fiber M&A: Integra to Acquire OpticAccessToday there was a regional fiber consolidation event out west. Integra has stepped off the sidelines and agreed to acquire opticAccess LLC.... [visit site to read more]
  8. Zayo’s FTT Is Paying Organic Dividends

    Last week, Zayo's Dan Caruso gave the keynote talk at the Cowen Communications Infrastructure Summit which I was fortunate to be able to attend out in Boulder, Colorado. One of his main themes was that the company's earlier fiber-to-the-tower rollouts have given the company the reach to win a whole lot more enterprise and tower deals […]
  9. Lightower’s Purchase of Fibertech Closes

    Three and a half months after announcing plans to acquire Fibertech Networks, Lightower followed through and closed the $1.9B deal.  The combined company has some 30K route miles of fiber and 15K on-net locations, 5K of which are towers.... [visit site to read more]