M&A

Altice set to flog Portuguese holdings

It has been reported that French telecoms conglomerate Altice wants to raise a few euros by selling what’s left of the Portuguese business it acquired in 2014.

Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion

As rumoured a week ago, etail and cloud giant Amazon is buying movie studio MGM to augment its Amazon Prime SVoD offering.

Virgin/O2 UK merger to close this month

The merger of UK mobile operator O2 with cableco Virgin Media is set to close in a matter of days, having cleared its final regulatory hurdle: the approval of the competition watchdog.

Altice buys half a French MVNO

Altice France plans to acquire Afone Participations, a provider of telecoms and electronic payments services that holds a 50% stake in a medium-sized MVNO.

OneWeb continues Alaska, Arctic push with TrustComm buy

OneWeb has brokered a deal to acquire TrustComm, the US-based satellite services firm it partnered with a couple of months ago to further its push into the US government, looking particularly at northern latitudes.

KPN tells buyout firms to take a hike

Swedish buyout firm EQT and US counterpart Stonepeak finally made a joint offer for KPN, only for the Dutch incumbent to reject it out of hand.

Cox bulks up investment portfolio with Segra buy

Cox Communications has announced the acquisition of Segra’s business services arm, a move that should give its enterprise services a boost as well as proving to be a sound financial investment.

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