Midweek Mergers: October 16

16 October 2013 |

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


Vodafone's bid to acquire a majority stake in Kabel Deutschland has been settled and completed. [read more]


Midweek Mergers


Deutsche Bank and Russia's state-backed private equity investment firm, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), will buy a 2.7% stake in Rostelecom. [read more]


Japanese operator SoftBank and video gaming firm GungHo Online Entertainment have partnered to acquire a 51% stake in Finnish gaming company Supercell for $1.5 billion. [read more]


Cable&Wireless Communications (CWC) has sold its Algerian satellite business, Divona, to Smart Link Com for $1.4 million. [read more]

Data centre provider Equinix has acquired the Kleyer 90 carrier hotel in Frankfurt from a private investor in Berlin, Germany. [read more]

SoftBank has said it held talks to purchase a stake in US wireless device company Brightstar Corp, but a decision has not been made on whether it will complete the deal. [read more]

It has been revealed that Vodafone's management initially rejected a bid of $95 billion from Verizon Communications for its stake in Verizon Wireless. [read more]


International Investments


Telefónica has reportedly lined up banks to advise the company on a possible $3.6 billion stake sale in its Czech business. [read more]


Equipment vendor CommScope has set terms for an IPO with an estimate valuation reported at $3.9 billion. [read more]


Britain's competition watchdog will examine technology contracts issued by the government to establish if larger firms are winning a greater share of tenders in the public sector. [read more]

Spanish technology group Ezentis has claimed its Chilean subsidiary has won a $100 million fibre-optic contract from Telefónica. [read more]