Mergers and Acquisitions

TalkTalk intends to sell B2B business to Daisy

TalkTalk intends to sell its direct B2B business to The Daisy Group for £175 million. The two companies have each signed heads of terms on a proposed deal which would transfer all existing TalkTalk direct B2B customers to Daisy.

The deal includes around 80,000 small, small to medium and large businesses, and TalkTalk says that this represents less than 20 per cent of the company’s B2B revenues. The transaction is subject to contract, with the intention to complete in late July 2018.

UK-based CityFibre agrees terms for cash acquisition by Bidco

UK-based alternative fibre network provider, CityFibre has agreed the terms of a recommended cash acquisition by Bidco.

Newly incorporated company, Bidco – which is indirectly owned by a consortium including private equity house Antin and Goldman Sachs’ West Street Infrastructure Partners – is paying 81p per share for CityFibre in a deal worth £537.8 million.

Lumentum acquires outstanding Oclaro common stock in $1.8 billion agreement

Lumentum Holdings and Oclaro have reached an agreement, on which the former will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of the latter. 
 
For each share of Oclaro stock held, The holder will be entitled to receive $5.60 in cash and 0.0636 of a share of Lumentum common stock, subject to the terms. The transaction values Oclaro at $9.99per share or approximately $1.8 billion in equity value, based on the closing price of Lumentum's stock on 9 March 2018. 
 

Prysmian to acquire General Cable for $3B in cash

The world’s largest cable systems company will become even larger when Prysmian Group completes its planned acquisition of General Cable, announced this week.

Prysmian Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire General Cable for $30 per share in cash, in a deal that values General Cable at $3 billion, including debt and certain liabilities. The transaction, which has already been approved by the boards of both parties, is expected to close by the third quarter of 2018.

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