Midweek Mergers: February 26

26 February 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 agreed to buy mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp in a $19 billion cash and stock deal. [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

French monitoring solutions provider Astellia has announced its acquisition of Spanish Ingenia Telecom for an undisclosed sum. [read more]

 

Etisalat’s acquisition of the stake in Maroc Telecom held by French group Vivendi will be finalised in the next few weeks. [read more]

 

US conglomerate Comcast plans to submit its application for its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the end of March this year. [read more]

Finland’s Nokia is reportedly considering the acquisition of US-based Juniper Networks in order to merge it with its subsidiary, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN). [read more]

 

International Investments


 

Deutsche Telekom is planning on investing approximately $1 billion in a Hungarian high-speed internet network over the next few years. [read more]

 

The Canadian government has raised $4.76 billion from its 700MHz band spectrum auction which awarded 97 licences to eight successful bidders. [read more]

 

Telekom Austria has reported an 18% drop in its core revenues, as sales fell in the fourth quarter of 2013. [read more]

The GSMA and Facebook have launched a joint initiative aimed at reducing the total costs of ownership of mobile, in an attempt to connect more people in emerging markets. [read more]