Midweek Mergers: May 21

21 May 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


AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion. [read more]


Midweek Mergers


Yahoo! Japan has called off a $3.2 billion bid to acquire SoftBank’s mobile internet service provider, eAccess. [read more]

French market leader Orange and rival operator Bouygues are reportedly looking at options to merge. [read more]

The French government is likely to bring down the number of domestic telecoms operators to three players, according to a senior government official. [read more]

Zayo has further solidified its presence in the UK after striking a deal to acquire London dark fibre provider Geo Networks. [read more]


International Investments


Vodafone has reported record falls in underlying revenue for the last 18 months after struggling to gain momentum in Europe following an aggressive investment strategy. [read more]


South African operator Vodacom Group has reached an agreement to acquire Neotel for approximately $676 million (R 7 billion). [read more]


France-based Orange has agreed to sell its majority stake in Orange Uganda to Africell. [read more]