Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Telecom Mergers and Acquisitions

  1. Birch Makes Its Move, Buys Cbeyond
    Birch Makes Its Move, Buys CbeyondBirch Communications apparently found itself a rather large Easter egg over the weekend, announcing the purchase of Cbeyond this morning. It’s an all cash deal worth roughly $323M, with Cbeyond’s shareholders getting between $9.97 and $10.00 per share – a level they certainly haven’t seen in a while. … [visit site to read more]
  2. Int’l Bytes: Equinix, PCCW, Vodafone, Telecom Italia
    Here’s a quick rundown of some global news from over the weekend and early Monday: … [visit site to read more]
  3. The Public Comcast/TWC Case Is Largely Irrelevant in the End
    Well, it’s been an interesting week for the regulatory process that the Comcast/TW Cable merger will be mired in for a while. All the excitement in the news is what Business Week properly calls a sideshow, albeit an entertaining one.  … [visit site to read more]
  4. Int’l Roundup: Vodafone, Hibernia, Softbank, Orange
    Time for a quick rundown of news on the international front from this week: … [visit site to read more]
  5. Masergy Boosts Security With Global DataGaurd Buy
    Masergy Boosts Security With Global DataGaurd BuyAnother bit of M&A in the managed services and cloud arena has rolled past. Masergy said today that it has acquired the Texas-based security solutions provider Global DataGuard. … [visit site to read more]
  6. What Might an Independent IP Backbone Buy With $200M?
    In the last few days two IP backbones, each large in transit but small in the overall telecom world, made quiet moves that have given them an extra $200M or so to play with. GTT filed a shelf with the SEC in that amount, while Cogent Communications has tapped the debt markets. And while it’s probable […]
  7. Data Centers Work Out a New Renewable Energy Source
    A new trend is poised to emerge in meeting the power needs of the ever-expanding global data center footprint while meeting new green energy standards. Sources say the next big merger deal in the sector will probably be between an unnamed national colocation operator and either Bally’s or Gold’s Gym. … [visit site to read […]
  8. Soliciting Proxies, Charter Challenges the Comcast/TW Cable Merger
    In latest twist in the cable M&A soap opera we’ve been treated to these past few months, Charter is taking its case to a proxy fight. In an SEC filing this morning, they apparently now soliciting proxies from TWC shareholders to vote against the proposed merger with Comcast. … [visit site to read more]