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American Tower completes acquisition of Global Tower for $4.8 bn

American Tower completes acquisition of Global Tower for $4.8 bn

October 2, 2013 at 8:54 am 0 comments

American Tower Corporation has completed the acquisition of Global Tower Partners. Last month American Tower had entered into an agreement with Global Tower Partner (GTP) to acquire the latter for $4.8 billion. Of this total value, $3.3 billion was paid in cash and a debt value of $1.5 billion ofRead More

Telit Acquires ILS Technology for $8.5 million

Telit Acquires ILS Technology for $8.5 million

September 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider said it is acquiring Florida based ILS Technology. Though the deal value has not been disclosed, it is believed that Telit has paid $8.5 million for this buy out. ILST is a  provider of ready-to-use, off-the-shelf cloud platform services connecting enterpriseRead More

Broadcom to acquire Renesas LTE assets

Broadcom to acquire Renesas LTE assets

September 5, 2013 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Broadcom, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The acquisition is expected to accelerate availability of Broadcom’s first multimode, carrier-validated LTE SoC platform into early 2014. Broadcom is gaining aRead More

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

September 3, 2013 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Nokia today announced that it has signed an agreement to enter into a transaction whereby Nokia will sell substantially all of its devices & services business and licence its patents to Microsoft for EUR 5.44 billion in cash, payable at closing. Nokia expects to book a gain on sale ofRead More

Verizon acquires 45% of Vodafone for $130 bn

Verizon acquires 45% of Vodafone for $130 bn

September 3, 2013 at 8:11 am 0 comments

Top US telecom operator Verizon on Monday agreed to buy 45% of Vodafone for $130 billion, which is said to be the third largest M&A deal in the global telecom industry. Both the companies have signed an agreement in this regard. As per the agreement Vodafone will get $58.9 billionRead More

Vodafone exits Verizon Wireless for $130 bn

Vodafone exits Verizon Wireless for $130 bn

September 3, 2013 at 6:22 am 0 comments

Vodafone has announced that it has reached an agreement to dispose of its US group whose principal asset is its 45 percent interest in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications, Vodafone’s joint venture partner, for a total consideration of $130 billion (£84 billion). Vodafone has agreed to dispose of its USRead More

Vodafone in talks to offload Verizon Wireless stake

Vodafone in talks to offload Verizon Wireless stake

August 30, 2013 at 6:16 am 0 comments

Vodafone has finally confirmed that it is in discussion with Verizon Communications, the world leader in delivering innovation in communications, mobility, information and entertainment regarding possible disposal of Vodafone’s 45 percent interest in Verizon Wireless. Founded in 2000, as a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, Verizon Wireless isRead More

CSC acquires Infochimps

CSC acquires Infochimps

August 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

CSC has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, Texas. Infochimps’ team of highly skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers will accelerate the development of CSC’s big data business and offering customers as-a-service access to advancedRead More

American Tower announces acquisition of NII Holdings

American Tower announces acquisition of NII Holdings

August 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

American Tower has announced that it has reached an agreement with NII Holdings to acquire up to 2,790 towers in Brazil and 1,666 towers in Mexico in two separate transactions, for approximately $413 million and $398 million, respectively. The transaction agreements provide that all payments, including the tower rent, willRead More

NTT to acquire 91.2% in Arkadin

NTT to acquire 91.2% in Arkadin

August 6, 2013 at 11:54 am 0 comments

NTT Communication of Japan today said it would acquire a majority stake up to 91.2% in French company Arkadin who is into collaboration services. The remaining 8.8% will remain with the Arkadin board. NTT Communications, Arkadin and AXA Private Equity have signed an agreement in this regard and the agreementRead More