Hortonworks and Cloudera Expected to Undergo Transactions This Year

Sources anticipate a sale of Hortonworks and private financing for Cloudera, the two largest companies selling Hadoop software, within the year. In October, CTFN reported that individuals in the Hadoopfeatured

Cincinnati Bell Not for Sale

Cincinnati Bell is not for sale, despite reports in the last seven months that it is an attractive M&A target, two bankers said. The first banker told CTFN that the company is seeking tofeatured

Acquirers Unlikely to Show Interest in Windstream Prior to EarthLink Closing

Acquirers are unlikely to take an interest in Windstream prior to the company closing its $1.1 billion acquisition of EarthLink, two sector bankers and an industry executive told CTFN. On November 7, Windstream announced that it wouldfeatured

MapR Positioned for IPO This Year

MapR, a data technologies provider and third largest Hadoop vendor, is positioned to IPO this year, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN. The company has not yet begun preparing its S-1 registrationfeatured

Spectrum Auction Proceeds Expected to Disappoint

Industry sources expect proceeds from the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of broadcast spectrum to fall short of original estimates. Sources predicted that total proceeds would be half initial estimates of between $15 billion and $20featured

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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