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Akamai to acquire Prolexic

Akamai to acquire Prolexic

December 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

Akamai Technologies and Prolexic Technologies has announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Faced with an ever-changing threat landscape, organizations requireRead More

Wipro to acquire Opus CMC for $75 million

Wipro to acquire Opus CMC for $75 million

December 3, 2013 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Opus CMC, one of the leading US-based providers of mortgage due diligence and risk management services for a purchase consideration of $75 million that includes a deferred earn-out component. The acquisition will strengthen Wipro’s mortgage solutions and outsourcing business and complement itsRead More

Altice to buy 100 percent of Orange Dominicana

Altice to buy 100 percent of Orange Dominicana

November 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm 0 comments

The Orange Group announced today that it has reached an agreement with Altice to sell 100 percent of Orange Dominicana S.A., its  subsidiary in the Dominican Republic. The parties agreed on an enterprise Value of $1.435 billion (EUR 1.1 billion). The transaction, which is subject to the approval of theRead More

Akamai acquires Velocius Networks

Akamai acquires Velocius Networks

November 12, 2013 at 7:42 am 0 comments

Akamai Technologies announced today that it has acquired Velocius Networks, a provider of quality of service (QoS) technology for optimizing application traffic across enterprise networks. The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai’s hybrid cloud optimization strategy for optimizing IP application traffic across the Internet for remote and branch end-users. TheRead More

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