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  • 23 Oct 14

    The private equity owner of Eurofiber is pursuing a dual-track process but favours a sale rather than an IPO, according to a report in De Telegraaf.

    London PE house Doughty Hanson acquired a majority stake in the Dutch fibre network provider in 2012 but is now looking to cash out.

  • 23 Oct 14

    US regulator the FCC has stopped its informal 180-day shot-clock deadline to review the merger of telco AT&T and satellite TV provider DirecTV, and that of cablecos Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC).

    The FCC put the reviews on hold as a number of media companies have refused to give third parties access to confidential programming agreements between them and the pay-TV operators, it said in a statement.

  • 23 Oct 14

    The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has decided to sell shares in three local companies, including mobile telecoms group Zain.

    The first company to be divested, Kuwait Investment Company (KIC), will be sold via an IPO set to be completed by the end of H1 2015, Kuwait News Agency reported citing a KIA statement during a recent board meeting.

  • 23 Oct 14

    The underwriters of Zayo Group’s IPO have exercised their option to purchase additional shares in full, enabling the US fibre network provider to generate US$458m from the New York listing.

    The offering priced below expectations at US$19 per share following an initial suggestion from the US fibre network provider that its stock would sell for between US$21 and US$24.

  • 23 Oct 14

    German operators will be able to purchase spectrum in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 1.5 GHz bands in the first half of next year after the regulator laid out its proposal to make more airwaves available.

    An auction is planned for the second quarter of 2015 and will be designed to ensure coverage of rural areas and expand mobile broadband penetration, Bundesnetzagentur said in a statement yesterday.