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TIM Brasil Believed in Early Negotiations for Nextel

TIM Brasil, the Brazilian unit of Italian telecoms operator Telecom Italia, is in early-stage negotiations for the acquisition of troubled rival Nextel, two executives working for a competitor told CTFN.featured

BGC Partners Stub Trading in Range and Still High-Yielding

BGC Partners and majority-owned Newmark Group recently reported third-quarter earnings. BGC Partners reiterated its intention to spin-off its stake in Newmark Groupfeatured

C-Band Alliance Expected to Increase Spectrum Clearing Target

The C-Band Alliance, an entity announced two weeks ago which includes Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat is expected to increase the amount of spectrum it intends to clearfeatured

Sector Bankers Downplay UniCredit M&A Scenarios with UK and Dutch Banks

UniCredit’s best strategic option is a merger with French competitor Société Générale, two sector bankers at major investment banks and a legal adviser to the Italian bank told CTFN.featured

Crown Castle Would Buy Small Fiber Companies

Crown Castle is interested in acquiring any fiber companies, no matter how small, with a presence in large cities, said a source close to the company.featured

Frontier Communications Continues to Try to Divest Assets

Frontier Communications continues to try to sell assets despite a failed attempt earlier this year, said a source familiar with the matter and an industry executive.featured

Nexstar Expresses Interest in Cox Divestments

Nexstar Broadcasting Group has expressed interest in Cox Enterprises’ divestment of 14 television stations, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN.featured

Merger Discussions between UniCredit and Société Générale May Stall on Headquarters

Italian bank UniCredit and French competitor Société Générale ultimately may reach an agreement on a merger and create a genuinely pan-European banking firm, sources with knowledge of the matter told CTFN, though issues remain. To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Andeavor Logistics May Outperform MPLX as Takeout Seems Likely Near-Term

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – As Marathon Petroleum and Andeavor look to October 1 to wrap up their merger, first announced on April 30, a related and likely near-term event appears to be in the offing –featured

Magneti Marelli Attracts Interest from Carlyle and Cinven

Magneti Marelli, the Italian producer of automotive components that belongs to Milan-listed FCA Group, has attracted interest from Cinven and Carlyle, two sources with knowledge of the matter told CTFN.featured


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