Category Archive: Technology Media & Telecom

Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

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On the 15th of December the independent committee of Sky has approved to sell to 21st Century Fox 60.4% of its equity ownership at £10.75 per share. The agreement comes after two rejections… Continue reading

Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

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On July 25th Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo’s core business in an all-cash deal, valuing it at around $4.83bn. Companies Overview Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world’s… Continue reading

Anti-Netflix plan: Vivendi – Mediaset Premium

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On the 8th of April, Mediaset agreed to sell its pay-tv business to the European media conglomerate Vivendi, creating a partnership that is set to trigger the long-awaited consolidation in the industry. In… Continue reading

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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Activision Blizzard – King Digital Activision Blizzard Inc. will buy the British developer King Digital Entertainment for a nice $5.9bn settled entirely by cash. The rationale of the deal seems to be twofold: operating… Continue reading

When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition

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On October 12th Dell (which is a non listed company), in collaboration with Silver Lake, have entered into an agreement for the acquisition of EMC (NYSE:EMC, on 27/10: 26.17$), bringing the majority of… Continue reading

THE (POSSIBLE) INTERNET OF THINGS MERGE: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS & TIME WARNER CABLE

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Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR, share price on 14/09/2015: 184.09$) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC, share price on 14/09/2015: 187$), following Comcast’s resignation, have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Mergers… Continue reading

BT TO EXPAND INTO MOBILE SERVICES THROUGH ACQUIRING EE

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British Telecommuniations (BT) has finalized a £ 12.5 bn deal to buy mobile operator EE from Deutsche Telekom and Orange. This article will first provide a brief overview of the European telecommunication industry… Continue reading

NOKIA – Alcatel Lucent: an Analysis of the Deal [chapter 2]

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CHAPTER 2 In the first chapter of this story has been covered the bid made by Nokia to merge with Alcatel – Lucent. It was an all – stock financed transaction for which,… Continue reading

NOKIA – ALCATEL LUCENT: CONNECTING PEOPLE, MERGING BUSINESSES [CHAPTER 1]

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CHAPTER 1   On April 15, 2015 Nokia announced a €15.6bn offer for Alcatel-Lucent that will create a huge Finnish-French rival to Ericsson and Huawei in the telecoms equipment industry, with a market capitalization of… Continue reading