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Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

South Carolina’s utility ratepayer advocate is mulling whether it has the finances to conduct an audit by a national accounting firm to see if South Carolina Electric & Gas Company could face bankruptcy if customers were no longer obligated to pay extra on their monthly bills for two abandoned nuclear reactors, a spokesperson for the … Read Morepublic

Zayo Might Postpone REIT Conversion

Zayo might postpone conversion into a real estate investment trust as new tax laws dampen the benefits of REIT status, four sources speculated. Though Zayo does not expectfeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto is progressing toward a consent decree with U.S. regulators, antitrust sources told CTFN. “Bayer has floated various solutions to the DOJ, the European Union, and Brazil,” a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division said. “The Liberty Link, vegetable seeds, and digital farming software … Read Morefeatured

Zayo, Uniti and Crown Castle Vie for Private Fiber Carriers

Three U.S.-based private fiber telecom carriers are for sale, taking advantage of likely mid-teen EBITDA exit multiples, said two sectorfeatured

Zayo Would Entertain Talks to Sell Allstream, CFO Emeritus Says

Zayo has not begun talks to sell Allstream, said Ken desGarennes, CFO Emeritus of Zayofeatured

EQT Believed Evaluating Acquisition of Spirit Communications

Private equity firm EQT is believed to be evaluating an acquisition of Spirit Communications, a private fiber telecomfeatured

Altice and Zayo Said to Take Interest in Lightower

Altice, which had a successful US IPO last week, is said to have taken an interest in a possible acquisition of Lightower Fiber Networks, three sector executives and a banker told CTFN. Zayofeatured

Privately-held Spirit Communications is for Sale

Spirit Communications, a privately-held telecom carrier in South Carolina, is for sale, advised by TD Securities, said two telecom sector sources. To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Lightower Fiber Networks Exploring a Sale

Lightower Fiber Networks, a privately held fiber network carrier in Massachusetts, is exploring a sale, two sources said. Level 3 is rumored to be among possible buyers, and Zayo Group, a Lightower competitor in Colorado, could also be looking at it,featured

Equinix-TeleCity Sale of Data Centers to Conclude Next Month

With additional reporting by Claire Landon:  Equinix will conclude the sale of disposals mandated by the European Commission as part of its $3.6 billion acquisition of TeleCity next month, said two sector bankers and an executive. Another banker called the auction in its “final innings.” In November, the EC stated that it would approve Equinix’ … Read Morefeatured

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