AT&T May Have Shot at Selling Data Centers after Rivals’ Successes

AT&T might have a better chance of selling data centers after competitors Verizon and CenturyLink experienced similar divestments, said a sector executive and a banker. One reason is that the field of buyers has shifted sincefeatured

Sale of BT’s Global Services Unit Not Imminent

With additional reporting from Rachel Rigby – The sale of BT’s global services unit is not imminent, despite pressures from investors and an accounting scandal that adversely affected thefeatured

Maine to Kickoff FairPoint/Consolidated Reviews

The state of Maine should provide the first inkling of how intense the concerns of intervenors will be in Illinois-based Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.’s $1.5 billionfeatured

Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured

Will FCC’s Pai Ease Path for Level 3/CenturyLink Merger Review?

With President Trump’s appointment of Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, telecom industry observers are split overfeatured

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

Consolidated Asks Vermont for Expedited Approval of FairPoint Acquisition

Illinois-based Consolidated Communications has asked Vermont utility regulators for an expedited approval of its proposed $1.5 billion merger with FairPoint Communications, CTFN has learned. Consolidated, which envisions a planned June 30 closingfeatured

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

Intervenors Await Information on FairPoint/Consolidated Merger

For David Tawil, president of New York hedge fund Maglan Capital, the announcement earlier this month that Consolidated Communications was acquiringfeatured

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