Media Acquisitions Top Comcast’s M&A Priorities, Sources Suggest

While telecom, cable, and media companies continue to collide in a whirlwind of M&A, it is natural to wonder what the U.S.’s largest cable company’s next moves will be. Comcast was early to the convergence game as a buyer of NBC Universal, and whilefeatured

Siris Capital Could Find Mitel Attractive

Private equity firm Siris Capital could find Mitel Networks to be an attractive M&A candidate following its acquisition of Polycom, said two sector bankers and a market analyst. The samefeatured

Specter of Fraud May Delay Verizon’s Completion of Yahoo Acquisition

Corrected & Updated:  The possibility that Yahoo may have committed fraud by withholding information related to the hacking of its email accounts in 2014 could delay Verizon’s closing of the deal, two corporate lawyers told CTFN. Yahoo’s admission in a 10Q filing on November 9 that unidentified people at Yahoo were aware of a state-sponsored … Read Morefeatured

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Comcast Performed Due Diligence on Level 3 Prior to CenturyLink Announcement

Comcast performed due diligence on Level 3 prior to last week’s announcement that CenturyLink would acquire the Colorado-based fiber telecom for $25 billion, said a source familiar with the matter and sector banker. Comcast did “real work” exploring a purchase of Level 3 for more than a month, said the source, lasting at least until … Read Morefeatured

Yahoo Likely to Negotiate with Verizon

Yahoo has grounds for keeping its $4.8 billion sales price intact following signals from Verizon that the telecom company will seek to renegotiate the deal due to revelations of a 2014 data breach, according to several attorneys. Still, these people agreedfeatured

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Logicworks for Sale

Logicworks, a privately-held cloud managed services provider in New York, is for sale and is being advised by William Blair, saidfeatured

Class Actions from Yahoo Data Breach Likely Comparatively Constrained

Yahoo’s data breach, discovered two months after the Internet search company agreed to a buyout by Verizon, could cause problems that will last for years, said sector lawyers, though consumer class actions suits are perhaps minor compared to other disruptions that will result from the breach. “It will be a parade of horribles,” said Jason … Read Morefeatured

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Cloudera Said to be Raising Capital

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Cloudera Inc., the privately-held Hadoop software company, is said to be raising money again, according to a sector banker and a venture capital investor.featured

Hortonworks Presumed to be Talking to Buyers   

Hortonworks, a provider of Hadoop storage software, is presumed to be talking to prospective buyers, said a half dozen industry sources. Its financial advisors are “the same as on its IPO,” two sources heard.  No deal seems to be imminent, said one source, butfeatured

CenturyLink is Months from Separating Data Centers from Operations

CenturyLink is months away from separating its data centers from its hosted managed services business, said a source familiar with the matter and a sector banker. CenturyLink’s hosted managed services business, which the company indicated it preferred to keep after a data centerfeatured


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