Company Trend Analysis - Telecom Argentina-Cablevisi?n Merger To Force Rivals' Hands - 10 JULY 2017
Corporate Financing week July 2017 / Argentina / Companies
As Telecom Argentina absorbs the largest cable player nationally, rivals Telef?nica and Claro need to consider aggressive consolidation strategies if they want to keep pace in rolling out converged...
Company Trend Analysis - DISH TV-Videocon D2h A Defensive Move At Best - 21 NOV 2016
Corporate Financing week November 2016 / India / Companies
The merger of DISH TV and Videocon D2h is a defensive move, designed to buy the satellite TV operators scale and time to fend off competition from the growing digital cable TV market. The pre-empti...
Company Trend Analysis - Earthlink Buys Windstream Time, Scale In New Consolidation Race - 21 NOV 2016
Corporate Financing week November 2016 / United States / Companies
Windstream sees an opportunity to expand its increasingly lucrative enterprise business in buying Earthlink. The latter's focus on rural areas where broadband connectivity - in any form - is rare...
Industry Trend Analysis - Singtel To Deepen Presence In Growth Markets - 29 AUG 2016
Corporate Financing week August 2016 / Singapore / Companies
Singtel has moved to consolidate its holdings in its Indian and Thai subsidiaries by raising its stakes in Bharti Airtel from 32.9% to 36.2% and AIS from 23.3% to 31.8%. While this does not constit...
Company Trend Analysis - Investment Would Unlock Convergence Capabilities - 25 JULY 2016
Corporate Financing week July 2016 / Montenegro / Companies
A closer relationship between m:tel and Elektroprivreda (EPCG) would be mutually beneficial, enabling both companies to develop broader and more diverse connected service strategies. It would also insulate them from increased operational risks arising from greater exposure to European regulatory oversight.
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Company Trend Analysis - Prabu Money To Augment Telenor's Asia MFS Competencies - 30 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / Malaysia / Companies
The acquisition of Prabhu Money Transfer fits with Telenor's strategy of buying licensed financial services institutions in key regional markets. Regulatory and consumer code compliance competencie...
Company Trend Analysis - Apple's Didi Investment Motivated By Multiple Issues - 23 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / China / Companies
Apple's investment in Didi Chuxing will have been motivated as much by the need to soothe its troubled relations with investors and the Chinese government than a desire to lay the foundations to...
Company Trend Analysis - Zain Smart City Unit Should Look Beyond Mobile - 07 MAR 2016
Corporate Financing week March 2016 / Middle East / Companies
The commercial development and exploitation of so-called 'smart cities' will depend on wireline broadband infrastructure as much as mobile networks. Zain's investment in a specialised smart city...
Industry Trend Analysis - Axiata To Open Diversification Opportunities For Ncell - 07 MAR 2016
Corporate Financing week March 2016 / Nepal / Companies
Ncell will be a valuable addition to the Axiata group, consolidating its presence in South and Southeast Asia, where the group will replicate its emerging market strategy of incentivising 3G adoption through price competition and a range of value-added services (VAS).
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Industry Trend Analysis - Interoperability To Unlock MFS Potential For Vodafone - 07 DEC 2015
Corporate Financing week December 2015 / Africa / Companies
Although Vodafone's own M-Pesa MFS platform is well-established in Africa, its lack of interoperability with rival players' platforms means that the concept has not yet fulfilled its potential. Acc...