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

Spectranetics Nearing Expected FDA Approval of Stellarex

Spectranetics Corp. is expected to receive Food and Drug Administration approval this summer for its drug-coated balloon catheter used to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD), makingfeatured

Top Chinese Pharma Companies Seeking Deals in the US

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – The top 20 Chinese pharmaceutical companies are seeking US acquisitions, taking advantage of a lull in healthcare M&A because of regulatory uncertainty to find bargains, said a sourcefeatured

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

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

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

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

Sources Predict Mitel and ShoreTel will Resume M&A Negotiations

Sources predict Mitel Networks will make another run at ShoreTel, even though the CEO of the Canadian unified communications products maker, Richard McBee, has indicated otherwise, said two sector bankers and a sector executive. The reasons that prompted Mitel to make a hostile bid for ShoreTel in 2014 remain, they said. Mid-sized enterprise equipmentfeatured

St. Jude/Abbott Deal Highlights Boston Scientific’s Acquisition Appeal

Abbott Labs’ $30 billion cash-and-stock merger with St. Jude Medical is likely to make rival Boston Scientific more vulnerable and turn it into the next acquisition target, Cliff Murphy, a UK-based partner at healthcare-focused M&A advisory ConAlliance Group and a former executive at Abbott Vascular, told CTFN. According to Murphy, the combination, which is not expected to … Read Morefeatured

Tempered Hopes that Baker Hughes May Attract Suitors

Baker Hughes remains in play after its failed merger with Halliburton, and General Electric and The Carlyle Group are two potential acquirers of the No. 3 oil field services company, three industry experts told CTFN. GE, as a proposed buyer of assets that Halliburton and Baker Hughes proffered in attempts to secure regulatory approval of … Read Morefeatured

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