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 - MagtiCom To Drive Rural Broadband Expansion - 25 JULY 2016
Corporate Financing week July 2016 / Georgia / Companies
Acquiring Caucasus Online would provide MagtiCom with the foundations for the nationwide expansion of its quad-play service. As the company would be the player best placed to deliver high-speed...
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 - Starman Buyout Raises Regional Expansion Prospects - 28 MAR 2016
Corporate Financing week March 2016 / Estonia / Companies
Our positive view of consolidation in the Baltic region's fragmented telecoms sector continues to play out, as Providence Equity follows its purchase of the Bit? Group with the acquisition of...
Industry Trend Analysis - Polkomtel-Midas Deal A Test Of Regulator's Mettle - 14 MAR 2016
Corporate Financing week March 2016 / Poland / Companies
The acquisition of the Midas Group by Polkomtel creates a stronger retail converged service provider capable of delivering low-cost multi-play services across Poland. However, the regulator should...
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...