Fiber optic business mergers & acquisitions to improve market share & research & development: Lightwave Online


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.


Mergers & Aquisitions NEWS & PRODUCTS

NeoPhotonics to buy EMCORE's tunable laser and optical transceiver lines

10/23/2014 NeoPhotonics (NASDAQ:NPTN) has agreed to buy the tunable laser and optical transceiver product li...

IBM to pay $1.5 billion to get rid of its semiconductor business

10/20/2014 IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced this morning that it wants so badly to divest its underperforming Micro...

euNetworks moves into Switzerland with Fibre Lac expansion

10/20/2014 European fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks Group Ltd. (SGX: 5VT.SI) has expanded i...

NetScout to merge with Danaher's communications test business

10/14/2014 Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) says it has signed a definitive agreement with NetScout Systems, Inc. (...

EQT buys Spanish cable operator IslaLink

10/06/2014 The EQT Infrastructure II Fund has agreed to acquire a majority share in IslaLink Submarine Cable...

Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise business to China Huaxin

10/02/2014 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has closed a deal with China Huaxin Post &a...

EMCORE seeks new CEO

09/22/2014 Following the divestiture of its space photovoltaics business and the overall refocusing of the c...

JDSU management details split, M&A possibilities

09/15/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) promised attendees of an analyst meeting September 11 that the ...

Microsemi to snap up Centellax

09/11/2014 Semiconductor supplier Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) says it has reached an agreement to acquire...

Finisar buys gratings provider LightSmyth Technologies

09/05/2014 While discussing Finisar’s first quarter 2015 performance and lukewarm second quarter expectation...

TDS Telecom completes BendBroadband acquisition


FirstLight Fiber to acquire G4 Communications

09/02/2014 FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based service provider operating fiber-optic networks in Upstate N...

Fibercore buys Acreo spin-out Fibertronix

09/02/2014 Fibercore Ltd., the UK-based developer of specialty optical fiber, says it has acquired Fibertron...

Viatel promises €125 million expansion

08/19/2014 European telecommunications service provider Viatel, part of the Digiweb Group, says it has €125 ...

Ridgemont Equity Partners to buy majority stake in Cross River Fiber

08/18/2014 Middle-market buyout and growth equity investor Ridgemont Equity Partners says it has agreed to a...



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