Midweek Mergers: April 2

02 April 2014 | Sophie Donoghue

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Deal of the week


 

Facebook has acquired virtual reality hardware company Oculus in a $2 billion deal. [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

Dish Network is reportedly in talks with DirecTV – the largest satellite TV operator in the US – regarding a possible merger between the two companies. [read more]

 

Kenyan regulators have granted approval for Safaricom and Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan subsidiary to acquire the country’s third-largest player, Yu. [read more]

Japanese operator SoftBank is to sell off its mobile internet service provider eAccess to Yahoo! Japan in a deal worth ¥324 billion ($3.2 billion). [read more]

Telekom Malaysia (TM) has signed a $171 million deal to acquire a majority stake in local WiMAX network operator Packet One Networks (P1). [read more]

 

International Investments


 

Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has closed the sale of its satellite unit, LGS Innovations. [read more]

 

Norways’s Telenor has divested its digital TV technology unit to Swiss security technology provider Kudelski in a $225.7 million deal. [read more]

 

UK-based Vodafone is reportedly open to the idea of making cable acquisitions in Portugal. [read more]

The ACM, the Dutch consumer and markets regulator, has requested that it, rather than the European Commission (EC), should decide on the outcome of Liberty Global’s acquisition of cable operator Ziggo. [read more]

Topics: Facebook, Oculus, acquisition, VR, virtual reality, Rift, Dish Netowrk, DirecTV, satellite