acquisition

Bidding war for Brazil’s Oi begins to emerge

Telecom Italia, American Movil and Telefonica have renewed a joint effort to purchase Oi’s mobile business unit after being outbid by US private equity firm Colony Capital.

US firm swoops into Brazil with Oi bid

It’s three domestic rivals might have teamed up to buy out the competition, but it appears US private equity firm Colony Capital sees potential in the Brazilian telecoms market.

Tencent acquires the ‘Netflix of Asia’

Iflix, dubbed the ‘Netflix of Asia’, has been acquired by Hong Kong-based Tencent, as the firm takes another step towards its dream of becoming the streaming giant of South East Asia.

Phoenix expands tower empire to Ireland

Phoenix Tower International has announced an agreement to purchase 650 wireless towers from Irish telco eir, expanding its infrastructure footprint to a new European nation.

Why is Google so interested in Fitbit?

In early November, Google announced it was acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a transaction which has polarised opinion. But why is Google interested in a faltering wearables brand?

FTC starts turning the screw on Big Tech

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued Special Orders to five of the technology industry’s biggest hitters as it takes a more forensic look at acquisition regulation.

EFF rouses rabble over .ORG sale

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has officially made its stance over the sale of the valuable .ORG domain registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital.

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