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...
Industry Trend Analysis - Telecoms Mid-Year Update: Key Themes For 2017 - 24 JULY 2017
Corporate Financing week July 2017 / Global / Industry
As we reach the mid-point of the year, it is time to assess the performance of the key views we have outlined for the sector (see 'Key Themes For Telecoms In 2017', December 1 2016). All five of our global themes are continuing to play out but continued uncertainties regarding the form and business cases for 5G and its potential impact on the Internet of Things mean that the long-term implicati...
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Industry Trend Analysis - Banking Becomes Another Converged Service - 26 JUNE 2017
Corporate Financing week June 2017 / Europe / Industry
Orange and Telef?nica are both launching financial services as a new addition to their successful converged and bundled strategies. The well-entrenched retail financial services market can be...
Industry Trend Analysis - Blocking Of Vodafone-Sky Merger Acknowledges Importance Of Convergence - 06 MAR 2017
Corporate Financing week March 2017 / New Zealand / Industry
The regulator's decision to block the Vodafone-Sky merger comes as a surprise to industry players, marking the first time a regulator has taken converged services into consideration with regards to...
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...
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 - 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...