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

Microsemi to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor

03/19/2015 Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) will continue its expansion via M&A with the acquisition of Vi...

Lightower acquires Chicago’s ColocationZone

03/13/2015 Fiber-optic network service provider Lightower Fiber Networks has beefed up its presence in Chica...

iPhotonix buys Netsocket NFV assets, launches optical access platform

03/10/2015 Fiber to the home (FTTH) technology developer iPhotonix has acquired the network functions virtua...

NXP, Freescale to merge

03/02/2015 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) have agreed ...

Avago to buy Emulex for $606 million plus debt

02/26/2015 Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has reached an agreement to purchase Emulex Corp. (...

Interxion, TelecityGroup sign non-binding merger agreement

02/17/2015 European-based data center operators Interxion Holding N.V. and TelecityGroup plc (LSE: TCY) have...

Verizon to sell certain wireline assets to Frontier, lease wireless tower rights

02/09/2015 Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) announced February 5 that it would sell its local ...

Luna, Advanced Photonix to merge

02/02/2015 Luna Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: LUNA), maker of fiber-optic sensing and test and measurement produ...

Intel to buy broadband chip maker Lantiq

02/02/2015 Intel Corp. says it has agreed to acquire Munich-based Lantiq, which develops semiconductors and ...

CommScope pulls trigger on TE Connectivity Broadband Network Solutions buy

01/28/2015 Confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal, TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) says it has reac...

CommScope to buy TE Connectivity's Network Solutions unit: WSJ

01/27/2015 The Wall Street Journal reported late January 26 that CommScope is on the verge of buying the Net...

Zayo to buy colo provider Latisys, expand western dark fiber network

01/16/2015 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) has announced a pair of expansion initiatives. The company ...

EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver lines move to NeoPhotonics as acquisition closes

01/07/2015 EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) and NeoPhotonics Corp. (NASDAQ:NPTN) announced the close of a deal tha...

Telstra to acquire Pacnet

01/05/2015 Telstra announced December 23 that it has agreed to buy Asian service provider Pacnet Ltd. for US...

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...



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