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Amdocs Acquires Celcite For $129 Mn To Improve Customer Experience

Amdocs Acquires Celcite For $129 Mn To Improve Customer Experience

November 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Amdocs today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Celcite Management Solutions for approximately $129 million in cash. This acquisition expands the Amdocs customer experience portfolio further into the network software domain to manage customer experience across both networks and IT. TheRead More

Telefonica sells Czech unit to PPF for 2.5 bn Euros

Telefonica sells Czech unit to PPF for 2.5 bn Euros

November 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Telefonica today reached an agreement with PPF Group to sell 65.9 percent of Telefonica Czech Republic, which includes its operations in Slovakia for 2.5 million euros. The total cash consideration for the operation is 2,467 million euros, with 2,063 million euros in cash payable upon completion of the transaction andRead More

Etisalat acquires Vivendi’s 53% stake in Maroc Telecom

Etisalat acquires Vivendi’s 53% stake in Maroc Telecom

November 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Etisalat (Emirates Telecommunications Corporation) sign share purchase agreement related to acquiring Vivendi’s 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom (Itissalat Al Maghrib). Etisalat made a binding offer that valued each Maroc Telecom share at MAD 92.6, amounting to a consideration of Euro 3.9 billion (equivalent to AED 19.2 billion) for Vivendi’sRead More

Airtel to acquire Warid Congo

Airtel to acquire Warid Congo

November 5, 2013 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Bharti Airtel today said that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group to fully acquire Warid Congo SA. The value of the deal was not disclosed and the agreement is subject to regulatory and statutory approvals. The agreement marks the second in-country acquisition by Airtel inRead More

Marlin Equity acquires Tellabs for $891 mn

Marlin Equity acquires Tellabs for $891 mn

October 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm 0 comments

Tellabs today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with entities affiliated with Marlin Equity Partners to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Tellabs for approximately $891 million. The price per share represents a premium of 4.3 percent over the closing share price on October 18,Read More

Bharti Airtel buys 100 percent stake in Qualcomm’s subsdiary

Bharti Airtel buys 100 percent stake in Qualcomm’s subsdiary

October 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today said that it has completed the acquisition of 100 percent equity shares of Wireless Business Services Private Limited (WBSPL), a subsidiary of Qualcomm. Bharti Airtel bought 49 percent in WBSPL in May,Read More

Thoma Bravo announces Empirix acquisition

October 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Empirix, the recognized leader in end-to-end network testing, monitoring and analytics solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Empirix helps service providers, mobile operators and enterprises master complexities within their networks and optimize business performanceRead More

IBM acquires Xtify

IBM acquires Xtify

October 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

IBM today announced the acquisition of Xtify, a leading provider of cloud-based mobile messaging tool provider. Xtify help organizations improve mobile sales, drive in-store traffic and engage customers with personalized offers. It provides digital marketers with the ability to create content-rich in-app mobile messaging and push notifications to encourage mobileRead More

Google acquires Flutter, a gesture company

Google acquires Flutter, a gesture company

October 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Google has acquired Flutter, a company that focuses on controlling movies and music with gestures. The price at which Google acquired Flutter has not been disclosed. The company started three years ago by Indian and the focus was to build a ubiquitous and power-efficient gesture recognition technology which was consideredRead More

Cognizant acquires Equinox Consulting

Cognizant acquires Equinox Consulting

October 4, 2013 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Cognizant has announced that it has acquired Equinox Consulting, a financial services consulting firm based in Paris, France. Equinox Consulting provides business consulting services across investment banking, asset management, retail banking, insurance, and specialized financial services. Founded in 2004, the company is known for its deep regulatory consulting expertise, spanningRead More