All M&A articles

View all stories of the same content type.

  • tfw150-tt-tobias-martinez

    Cellnex open to Telxius grab


    TowerCo CEO talks up prospect of acquiring stake in Group’s infrastructure business. Idea of Telefónica-Cellnex tie mooted previously — and not totally quashed.

  • vfw192-tt-indus-infratel-merger

    Vi cashes in from Indus Towers–Infratel merger


    Vodafone’s loss-making JV in India gets a much-needed cash boost from sale of Indus stake. Vi reportedly in talks with private equity investors to raise more funds.

  • vfw192-tt-forthnet-greece

    Forthnet share shuffle puts United Group in charge


    Pending takeover ends will-they-won’t-they saga of possible Vodafone and Wind buyout. Forthnet MVNO supported by Vodafone Greece yet to be launched commercially, but reflects competitive threat for OpCo to ponder. Move for Wind rumoured as next step for United.

  • btw317-tt-french-bt-computacenter

    BT Global wraps up French exit


    French infrastructure business bought by IT group said to generate in region of £100m in annual revenue. BT keen to highlight it will maintain a presence in France, with 60 major customers active on the country.

  • tfw149-tt-vestager-brexit-o2-vm

    Vestager: Brexit complicates O2‑VM competitions ruling


    European Competition Commissioner signals openness to allowing CMA to oversee the review of O2’s proposed merger with Virgin Media History, and the appeal of the EC being able to reassert its views on market consolidation, may still point to Europe asserting its prerogative however. O2 and Virgin ...

  • Vodafone UK’s partner puzzle remains unsolved

    Vodafone UK’s partner puzzle remains unsolved


    Could O2 + Virgin Media = Three for Vodafone UK? Fixed–mobile convergence is a riddle to be solved.

  • Indus Towers–Infratel merger finally moves forward

    Indus Towers–Infratel merger finally moves forward


    Rejigged agreement offers a safety net for TowerCo amid ongoing questions over Vi’s future.

  • Vodafone gets India tax break from The Hague

    Vodafone gets India tax break from The Hague


    International arbitration court rules against India in long‑running tax dispute surrounding 2007 Hutchison Essar acquisition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government reportedly mulling an appeal, pending legal advice. In separate tax news, India’s Supreme Court calls for ten‑year payback period on outstanding AGR dues.

  • tfw#144-masmovil-cloud

    MÁSMÓVIL CEO calls Vodafone link a “bluff”


    Spenger scoffs at recent media reports  that MÁSMÓVIL was in consolidation talks with Vodafone. CEO pointedly adds, however, that mergers eliminate “ unnecessary infrastructure costs ”.

  • btw316-tt-mbnl

    MBNL’s future up in air as Three ponders mast sale


    Both MBNL and Cornerstone, UK MNOs’ two tower joint ventures, appear on the verge of an ownership revamp. Three exit could tie with moves by CK Hutchison to establish a separate TowerCo.

  • tfw147-tt-abasolo-telxius-stake

    Telefónica ponders surrendering Telxius majority


    CFO Abasolo reportedly open to the idea of letting go of direct Telxius control to enable faster growth as an independent business.

  • Airtel–Telkom merger falls through

    Airtel–Telkom merger falls through


    Let-off for Safaricom as its two major mobile competitors remain marooned in sub-scale no-mans-land.

  • Vodafone linked with Spain’s MÁSMÓVIL again

    Vodafone linked with Spain’s MÁSMÓVIL again


    Group reportedly in acquisition talks with Spain’s fourth largest operator. MÁSMÓVIL subsequently denies discussions after only recently agreeing to private equity buyout.

  • vfw#189-broadband-vodacom

    Vodacom in talks to buy SA fibre networks — report


    Potential acquisition of Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa would meet Vodacom need for fibre network assets.

  • Tfw#147-virgin-media-van-fries-jmap

    Fries and Álvarez-Pallete: two minds on UK JV


    While Telefónica and Liberty said to be on same page on O2–Virgin Media integration, respective chiefs hinted at varying concerns and strategic priorities linked to the progress of the JV.

  • Vivo and co. secure stalking horse status on Oi

    Vivo and co. secure stalking horse status on Oi


    As the collective preferred buyer, Vivo, TIM, and Claro are confident they are in a position to outbid any rival interest in Oi’s mobile business. With a €2.6bn offer on the table, Vivo is highlighting the boost in investment in ultrafast networks that would be enabled by Oi’s ...

  • vfw189-tt-vodafone-egypt-impasse

    Vodafone Egypt sale reaches impasse; adverse event or powerplay?


    Vodafone and stc ‘keep the dialogue open’ as MoU expires. Telecom Egypt denies it has a role in enabling deal, but Vodafone’s dysfunctional local partnership appears to be complicating matters again.

  • vfw#189-italian-flag-nick-read

    Vodafone decries Italian broadband plan


    Italy’s plan to create a single national broadband network moves closer, but deal still has some hurdles to overcome and Vodafone CEO Read signals he is opposed. Beyond broadband network, project might include 5G, edge computing, cloud and data centres, creating further strategic complexity for Vodafone’s Italian interests. ...

  • tfw#147-finnegan-three

    New Three boss snipes at O2–Virgin merger


    Finnegan doubtful on merits of O2–Virgin Media deal, but bullish on leading further UK consolidation.

  • tfw#147-welding-security-add

    Telefónica targets partners for M&A add ons in security


    Group reaching into partner base for acquisitions to support expansion plans of new Telefónica Cybersecurity Tech division. Wayra investments maturing as two minority stakes upgraded to whole ownership. Reorganisation of assets for security expansion may be a template for revamp in cloud and IoT target markets. ...