Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Wednesday Roundup: Global Capacity, Birch, Merit, tw telecom
    Here’s a quick mid-week roundup of some interesting news items from this week: … [visit site to read more]
  2. Level 3 Plans to Bring On 2 tw telecom Executives
    The closing of the deal may be a few months off, but the management team that will lead the combined Level 3/tw telecom was announced today.  We already knew Larissa Herda wouldn’t be staying on of course, leaving the top slot for Jeff Storey, but two of tw telecom’s top management will be merging in. […]
  3. Private Equity Moves In At Expereo
    Private Equity Moves In At ExpereoPrivate equity dollars earmarked for the internet infrastructure sector are increasingly getting spent over in Europe.  Today the Carlyle Group announced it has not just invested in Expereo, but has taken a majority stake in the company. … [visit site to read more]
  4. Slim to Bid For T-Mobile?
    The Wall Street Journal speculated over the weekend that Carlos Slim and his company America Movil might make a big move north of the border. And of course in the US mobile market, there is only one target getting that sort of attention – T-Mobile USA. Just what the US telecommunications markets need: another foreign billionaire? […]
  5. Zayo Finds Some More UK Fiber to Buy
    Zayo seems to have found some distressed fiber assets over in the northern UK to bring under its umbrella.  According to reports,  Geo Networks is acquiring what’s left of the network of Digital Region, an FTTP project in South Yorkshire.  Of course, Zayo purchased Geo just two months back. … [visit site to read more]
  6. Integra Makes Another Inorganic Move, Purchases WCI
    Integra Makes Another Inorganic Move, Purchases WCIThere was a bit of network M&A up in the Pacific Northwest yesterday. Integra has agreed to purchase Seattle’s World Communications Inc, also known as WCI.  It is Integra’s second inorganic move of the year, following the purchase of ProTel Networks back in March.  The deal boosts Integra’s market presence in the state of Washington […]
  7. For Level 3 and tw telecom, Harmony Will Be the Biggest Challenge
    Ok, it’s been a few weeks now since Level 3 Communications and tw telecom dropped their merger bombshell on the markets. There’s now been time to absorb what it means for the two companies and the sector as a whole, and time to consider just what lies ahead for both companies. … [visit site to […]
  8. Carrier Access Buys Tektivity, Moves Deeper Into IT
    There was a bit of M&A out in the Midwest over the weekend, with Carrier Access announcing the purchase of Tektivity.  The two companies hope to find greater opportunities together, marrying a complementary set of communications and managed services. … [visit site to read more]