Company Trend Analysis - Vivo Most Likely Buyer Of Sky Brazil - 02 OCT 2017
Corporate Financing week September 2017 / Brazil / Companies
Should the Brazilian authorities block the deal between AT&T and Time Warner on competition grounds, AT&T's best option would be to sell Sky Brazil. Vivo would be the most...
Company Trend Analysis - CYTA Sale The Catalyst For Consolidation End-Game - 21 NOV 2016
Corporate Financing week November 2016 / Greece / Companies
The sale of CYTA will provide the catalyst needed to complete the process of consolidation in the fragmented Greek wireline market. We expect Vodafone to prevail, positioning itself as the most...
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...
Industry Trend Analysis - Broadband Behind Cable Consolidation - 29 AUG 2016
Corporate Financing week August 2016 / United States / Companies
Rising demand for video or other bandwidth-heavy services has made cable broadband an attractive option for consumers and made the cable market increasingly attractive to new investors. Scale is...
Company Trend Analysis - Execution The Question Mark In Softbank-ARM Deal - 25 JULY 2016
Corporate Financing week July 2016 / China / Companies
Softbank's acquisition of ARM is geared towards taking advantage of opportunities in the IoT market. Softbank can provide the investments and funding required for ARM to expand beyond smartphones...
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...
Industry Trend Analysis - 3/Wind To Have Same Outcome As 3/O2 - 23 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / Italy / Companies
We retain our view that the EC will make the same decision concerning the merger between 3 and Wind in Italy as it has done with 3/O2 in the UK. There are many similarities between the two deals...