Midweek Mergers: November 18

Midweek Mergers: November 18

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


Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) for approximately $5.3 billion in a cash-and-share deal. [read more


Midweek Mergers


Zayo Group has announced its acquisition of European provider Viatel for approximately €95 million. [read more]


Ericsson has moved to distance itself from speculation linking it with a merger with Cisco. [read more]


Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has revealed that the operator considered spinning off its emerging markets units, but opted to keep the group together. [read more]


International Investments


The Iraqi Communication and Media Commission has invited companies to apply for its fourth mobile telecoms licence. [read more]


Thailand has attracted bids of over $2.17 billion (77.99 billion baht) for licences in the 1800MHz spectrum auction. [read more


Singtel has reported a muted Q2 net profit of $727.2 million (S$1.03 billion), a decline of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. [read more


Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced that four companies have applied to take part in its auction of spectrum in the 800MHz band. [read more


France has raised €2.79 billion in a 4G spectrum auction on Tuesday, according to the country’s telecoms regulator. [read more


Senegalese regulators have opened a tender for a 4G mobile licence in the country. [read more


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