Industry Trend Analysis - No Easy Solution For Sprint - 21 AUG 2017
Corporate Financing week August 2017 / United States / Companies
None of the deals mooted for Sprint will help the company regain its relevance in the short-term. It has struggled because it has lacked a clear strategy since the Softbank acquisition, and increas...
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 - 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...
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 - 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 - 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...
Company Trend Analysis - Claro's 2.5GHz Buys A Cheaper Alternative To 700MHz Bidding War - 23 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / Peru / Companies
Acquiring Olo and TVS will enable Claro to accelerate the roll-out of its mobile broadband services nationwide. The ability to keep pace with rival Telef?nica will be vital for the company, even...