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

CenturyLink takes on Big Data with Cognilytics acquisition

12/15/2014 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it has acquired Cognilytics, a provider of predictive analytic...

Samsung Electronics to sell fiber-optic business to Corning

12/02/2014 Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have reached a definitive agreement th...

MACOM to add laser technology via BinOptics acquisition

11/20/2014 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM) has agreed to acquire InP lase...

Koch to buy Oplink, pair it with Molex, as trade activity raises eyebrows

11/19/2014 Koch Industries, Inc. has reached an agreement through which its Koch Optics Inc. wholly owned su...

JDSU dismisses investor demand to sell CCOP

11/18/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) quickly countered an open letter from Sandell Asset Management ...

FCC wants AT&T GigaPower FTTH details

11/17/2014 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and AT&T took turns applying pressure to each oth...

BCE takes Bell Aliant private

11/04/2014 BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), formerly known as Bell Canada Enterprises, says it has completed the p...

Level 3 closes tw telecom acquisition

11/03/2014 Global carrier Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has completed its acquisition of tw tele...

Huber+Suhner buys Cube Optics

10/31/2014 Huber+Suhner, a Swiss-based supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connect...

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...



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