Verizon and Crown Castle Evaluating Lightower

Verizon and Crown Castle are evaluating an acquisition of Lightower Fiber Networks, according to two sector executives. Both executives called Lightower’s sale processfeatured

Cloudera IPO Could Facilitate a Hortonworks Acquisition, Sources Say

Cloudera could be going public to help facilitate an acquisition of competitor Hortonworks, two big data executives speculated.featured

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

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

Avaya Hard Pressed to Divest Assets, Sell or IPO

Avaya, the privately held enterprise network equipment maker owned by Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital, cannot easily divest assets, sell, or IPO, three sector bankers and an executive told CTFN. The company’s $6 billion long-term debt, lack of equity value, and products in the throes of displacement by cloud vendors makefeatured

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Masergy for Sale, DH Capital Advising

Masergy Communications, Inc., the privately-held cloud provider in Plano, Texas, is for sale, said a source familiar with the matter as well as a sector banker. Masergy’s financial advisor for the sales process is DH Capital, said the source. Masergy and private equity backer ABRY Partners are seeking a price of $1 billion, said the … Read Morefeatured


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