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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Mergers and acquisitions are an important tool for fiber optic company executives. They can be used to expand product portfolios, gain market share, remove a competitor, or pay off investors. In the larger scheme, industry consolidation through M&A and other means remains a Wall Street recommendation.

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Viavi Solutions, Lumentum begin life as JDSU is no more

08/03/2015 JDSU officially split into Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ:VIAV) and Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LITE)...

Ciena closes Cyan acquisition, begins integration

08/03/2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it has completed its acquisition of fellow packet-optical transport...

Combes to depart Alcatel-Lucent September 1

08/03/2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) CEO Michel Combes will step down September 1, 2015,...

AT&T closes DirecTV acquisition

07/27/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced July 24 that it had closed its acquisition of satellite televisi...

Cisco sells set-top box business to Technicolor

07/23/2015 Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has agreed to sell its customer premises equipment (CPE) business for cash a...

FCC chairman approves AT&T's DirecTV acquisition with conditions

07/22/2015 AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears on the verge of receiving federal regulatory approval for its prop...

KKR to buy stake in FTTH provider Deutsche Glasfaser

07/20/2015 Investment firm KKR says it has reached an agreement with Dutch counterpart Reggeborgh to acquire...

Amphenol targets FCI Asia Pte Ltd.

07/02/2015 Amphenol Corp. (NYSE:APH) says it has offered $1.275 billion (subject to a closing adjustment) to...

JDSU reveals Lumentum, Viavi boards of directors

06/18/2015 Working steadily toward this fall's expected division into two new companies, JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU)...

Eurofiber to buy Belgium’s B-Telecom

06/08/2015 Fiber-optic network and data center services provider Eurofiber has agreed to acquire Belgium net...

Intel agrees to buy Altera for $16.7 billion

06/01/2015 A few days after a bigger fish in Broadcom went to Avago (see "Avago to buy Broadcom"),...

Avago to buy Broadcom

05/28/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has agreed to buy communications semiconductor comp...

Charter goes for two with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks acquisitions

05/26/2015 Undaunted by Comcast's experience with attempting a large-scale merger in the U.S. cable operator...

Altice to buy Suddenlink; eyes TWC?

05/20/2015 Altice SA (Euronext: ATC), a multinational cable and telecommunications company based in Luxembou...

Charter, Bright House still walking down the merger aisle

05/18/2015 Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and the parent company of acquisition target Bright H...

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