Vodafone has an Idea

Intro / Deal Summary On March 20th, 2017 Idea Cellular and Vodafone India announced their merger, whereby Idea cellular agreed to purchase Vodafone India for USD 12.6 billion. The deal has been the largest in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector in H1 2017 and will create the largest Indian telecommunications company with a valuation … Continue reading Vodafone has an Idea

Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

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 by the committee in the previous days, and it represents the latest attempt of the Murdoch Brothers to acquire full ownership of … Continue reading Foxes May Lose Their Hair, But Not Their Goals

Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

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 leading providers of communications, information and entertainment services and products to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. With global presence, it offers voice, … Continue reading Verizon-Yahoo: A Third Force Arises?!

Anti-Netflix plan: Vivendi – Mediaset Premium

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 this article, we took in consideration the main drivers of the deal, verifying coherence with industry trends, underlining the structure and trying … Continue reading Anti-Netflix plan: Vivendi – Mediaset Premium

Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

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 and financing based. The combined company is expected to be among the most important tech giants worldwide in terms of active users, with more … Continue reading Activision Blizzard takeover of King Digital Entertainment

When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition

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 EMC’s assets private while maintaining VMware publicly traded. Deal Description Financials The $67bn Dell-EMC deal represents the largest technology acquisition in history … Continue reading When the cloud becomes expensive, DELL-EMC acquisition

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

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 on the 26th of May, under which both TWC and Charter will become wholly owned subsidiaries of New Charter following a series of … Continue reading THE (POSSIBLE) INTERNET OF THINGS MERGE: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS & TIME WARNER CABLE

BT TO EXPAND INTO MOBILE SERVICES THROUGH ACQUIRING EE

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 and consequently the deal at hand will be analyzed from the standpoint of all three players involved. Industry Overview The telecommunication services … Continue reading BT TO EXPAND INTO MOBILE SERVICES THROUGH ACQUIRING EE