Midweek Mergers: August 21

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

Deal of the week



Zayo Group has agreed to acquire infrastructure provider Access Communications for $40 million. [read more]


Midweek Mergers



Carlos Slim’s America Movil has announced that financing has been secured for its €7.2 billion takeover bid for KPN. [read more


A unit in the Libyan sovereign wealth fund could be set to acquire a 35% stake in state-owned Tunisie Telecom from a UAE conglomerate owned by Dubai’s ruler. [read more


Verizon Communications has put off the acquisition of two small Canadian wireless companies until a government auction of wireless licences, due for January next year. [read more]


International Investments



Brazilian satellite operator Star One, part of Carlos Slim’s Embratel company, will invest $400 million in the launch of its next satellite. [read more


Czech regulation (CTU) has released official documentation for the auction of frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands in the country. [read more


State-owned BH Telecom has reported first half profits of 65.1 million Bosnian marka ($44.4 million). [read more


Ethiopia has signed an $800 million network agreement with China’s ZTE to expand mobile infrastructure in the country and introduce 4G broadband across Addis Ababa. [read more

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