Midweek Mergers: March 19

19 March 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


 

Vodafone has confirmed it will acquire Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion ($10 billion). [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

French mobile operator Bouygues has lost out in its bid to acquire SFR, after the parent company of its takeover target, Vivendi, began negotiations over the acquisition with cable operator Numericable. [read more]

 

AT&T’s acquisition of US provider Leap Wireless has been approved by US telecoms regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). [read more]

 

International Investments


 

France-based Orange is reviewing its operations in Kenya and Uganda, which could result in it selling its stakes in both countries. [read more]

 

US data centre company SUPERNAP has partnered with investment subsidiaries of Naguib Sawiris’ telecoms operations to target business in Europe, Asia and the Americas. [read more]

 

Dutch company Telserv has officially acquired operator status in Switzerland. [read more]

Slovenia’s state-controlled telecoms group, Telekom Slovenia, is set to be privatised by the end of the year, according to the country’s economy minister Metod Dragonja. [read more]

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa has been awarded a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence by Saudi Arabian regulators and plans on launching services in the country in the first half of 2014. [read more]

UK-based cable operator Liberty Global has announced plans to create a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to offer mobile services to customers in Europe. [read more]