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According to Acquisitions Daily, fresh speculation regarding a potential tie-up between the French network-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent and Finland’s Nokia sent shares in both companies higher on December 18. Merger talks are understood to have...

According to Acquisitions Daily, BT could be considering a rights issue of up to £2bn as it seeks the best way to fund its potential acquisition of EE while keeping its debt at manageable levels. BT said in a statement on Tuesday December 16 that...

According to Acquisitions Daily, as a result of the trend in the sector towards more bundling of fixed-line, mobile, broadband and TV services, Telefonica may well put its O2 mobile business in the UK up for sale. While the Spanish telecoms group currently views the profitable...

According to Acquisitions Daily, Telecom Italia, which is holding a meeting on November 21 to discuss its strategic options in Brazil, is expected to clarify its intentions towards the Italian fibre optic provider Metroweb following the meeting after fresh speculation put in it the frame...

Predictions made by research group CCS Insight suggest that unprecedented M&A activity over the next two years will transform the telecoms and technology sectors. Ranging from Orange merging with Deutsche Telekom to Yahoo considering buying Flipboard and Pinterest next year, the predictions foresee a small number...

The €860m (US$1.2bn) acquisition of a majority holding in Telecom Italia’s controlling shareholder looks to be a shrewd move by Spain’s Telefonica, as it struggles to pay down its own debts of almost €50bn. The deal will involve little cash outlay (as it will be partly...

AT&T is looking to sell its wireless telecommunication towers for around US$5bn, in a move that will strengthen the US telecoms giant’s balance sheet as it embarks on a US$14bn upgrade of its network, a share buyback programme, and possible acquisitions in Europe. AT&T confirmed back...

Ex-Microsoft executive Stephen Elop stands accused in some quarters of Finland – and elsewhere – of acting like a Trojan horse over the sale of Nokia’s mobile-phone handset business to his former employer for €5.44bn, after spending three years at the helm of a company...