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Viacom needs merger to increase bargaining power with distributors

Viacom needs merger to increase bargaining power with distributors

Written by on August 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom Inc could gain a leg up in negotiations with distributors and ward off declines in U.S. ad revenue and sales by finding a merger partner, analysts said on Friday. Shares of Viacom, which owns MTV and Comedy Central, plunged as much as 13 percent on Friday, a day after it […]

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What is going on with the US Telecoms mega merger scene?

What is going on with the US Telecoms mega merger scene?

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As we put the proverbial pen to (digital) paper, US telecoms merger talks and considerations are underway. We recently discussed (here) the on-again, off-again now on-again telecoms merger between the now very familiar dance partners T-Mobile and Sprint. According to Bloomberg and Handelsblatt, the prospective partners are more excited than ever. German newspaper Handelsblatt reported […]

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Disruption in banking as Indian telecoms deals done in-house

Disruption in banking as Indian telecoms deals done in-house

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Investment banking business in India should be enjoying bumper fees after a record year of dealmaking. It’s not, and big banks blame in-house teams of advisers that have proliferated as the country’s top family-owned conglomerates tighten their grip. This week’s $23 billion tie-up between Idea Cellular, controlled by the Aditya Birla […]

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Consumer data to be examined when companies merge

Consumer data to be examined when companies merge

Written by on February 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper. “Until now, markets in which no money flows and in which no revenues are posted do not […]

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Austria tests whether mergers good for customers

Austria tests whether mergers good for customers

Written by on June 9, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

VIENNA/PARIS (Reuters) – When the number of mobile network operators competing in Austria was cut by a merger from four to three in January 2013 it was seen as an important test case just as a deal-making frenzy was about to break out among telecoms firms across Europe. Yet two years after Hutchison Whampoa bought […]

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M&A madness

M&A madness

Written by on August 6, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

We are hearing of more and more mergers and acquisitions (M&As) taking place around the globe, particularly in the telecoms and digital space, but what does it all mean for customers, suppliers and employees? The argument for economies of scale are often used to justify or explain the swallowing up of one company by another, […]

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