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We monitored a total of 625 deals in November 2012. Here we have summarised details of 45 deals in the telecoms sector, of which 36 were mergers and acquisitions, 6 were private equity investments ...

We monitored a total of 625 deals in November 2012. Here we have summarised details of 45 deals in the telecoms sector, of which 36 were mergers and acquisitions, 6 were private equity investments and 3 were major partnerships. In terms of geographic location of the acquirer/investor, 20 were in EMEA, 17 were in North America and 8 were in Asia.

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    • Global Telecom Sector 6 December 2012 Telecom industry deals in November 2012 We monitored a total of 625 deals in November 2012. Here we have summarised details of 45 deals in the telecoms sector, of which 36 were mergers and acquisitions, 6 were Deal Briefing private equity investments and 3 were major partnerships. In terms of geographic location of the acquirer/investor, 20 were in EMEA, 17 were in North America and 8 were in Asia. Key deals include:  Canada-based information service provider MDA acquires US-based communication based applications SSL for USD 875 million  US-based mobile telecom operator Sprint Nextel Corp acquires certain business operation of United States Cellular Corp for USD 480 million  Telecom infrastructure firm Dycom Industries acquires all the telecom infrastructure subsidiaries of Quanta Services Inc  China Unicom acquires fixed-line infrastructure assets of China United NetworkTelecoms & Technology Communications Group for CNY 12.2 billionResearch  Shanduka Group acquires minority stake in Nigeria-based mobile telecommunications company MTN Nigeria from MTN groupSahil Joshi  US-based WaveDivision Holdings raises USD 1.052 billion from Oak Hill CapitalSahil@heernet.com Partners and GI Partners in equity and debt financing round  Irish integrated telecommunications service provider Digiweb Ltd. raises EURRajat Bhatnagar 14.5 million from Quay Ventures and Ulster Bank in equity and debtRajat@heernet.com For full details of all deals, visit G2Mi.com.
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi ResearchMergers and Acquisitions2-Nov-2012Canada-based information service provider MDA acquires US-based communication basedapplications SSL for USD 875 millionCanada-based information service provider, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) acquired US-based communication based applications solution provider Space Systems /Loral for total consideration ofUSD 875 million. As per deal agreement, Company will finance the deal through combination of cash,Prommisory notes and Credit. This acquisition is consistent to company objectives to get stronger presencein US and to enhance the customer base. MDA, founded in 1969, by Daniel E. Friedmann (CEO), providesinformation and operational solutions. Space Systems/Loral, a subsidiary of Loral Space &Communications, founded in 1957 and led by John Celli (President), provides commercial satellites forrange of services including Internet and mobile communications, Digital audio/Video7-Nov-12US-based mobile telecom operator Sprint Nextel Corp acquires certain business operation ofUnited States Cellular Corp for USD 480 millionUS-based mobile telecom operator Sprint Nextel Corp acquired certain business operation of US-basedwireless telecommunications network United States Cellular Corp for a consideration of USD 480 million.The deal will include, US Cellular`s 20 MHz of PCS spectrum in the 1900 MHz band in Chicago, Illinois,Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio operations and 10 MHz of PCS spectrum in St. Louis with 585,000customers. The deal will enable US cellular to streamline its operations to focus on its core markets. Thedeal will allow Sprint to strengthen its operation and expand its PCS spectrum coverage to launch 4G LTEnationally. US Cellular, founded in 1983 and led by Mary N. Dillon (CEO), operates as wirelesstelecommunications network. Sprint, founded in 1937 and led by Dan Hesse (CEO), provides wireless andwire line telecommunication solutions including data transmission services, location based services;wireless voice services and wire line data communication services.19-Nov-12Telecom infrastructure firm Dycom Industries acquires all the telecom infrastructure subsidiaries ofQuanta Services IncUS-based telecommunications infrastructure company Dycom Industries Inc acquired all the telecominfrastructure subsidiaries of Quanta Services Inc for a total consideration of USD 275 million. Thetransaction includes acquisition of Quanta`s subsidiaries that provides specialty contracting servicesincluding engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services to telecommunications providersin 49 states. The acquisition allows Dycom to expand its customer base, geographic reach as well astechnical service offerings across the US. Dycom, led by Steven Nielsen (CEO), is engaged in providingspecialty contracting services to telecom service providers across the US and Canada. Quanta Services isa provider of specialized contracting services to the electric power, natural gas and pipeline andtelecommunication industries. 2/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi Research21-Nov-12China Unicom acquires fixed-line infrastructure assets of China United Network CommunicationsGroup for CNY 12.2 billionChina-based mobile telecom services provider China Unicom (HK) Ltd acquired China-based fixed lineinfrastructure operator Unicom New Horizon Telecommunications from China-based telecom servicesprovider China United Network Communications Group Co Ltd for a total consideration of CNY 12.2 billionin cash. According to Unicom the deal will be earning accretive and will help it in expanding its businessoperations. The deal will also help China Unicom in streamlining management of its services. ChinaUnicom, founded in 1994 and led by Chang Xiaobing (Chairman), provides mobile telecommunicationservices. China United Network Communications Group, founded in 1994, provides broadbandcommunications and information services. Unicom New Horizon is a fixed-line network infrastructuremanagement company.28-Nov-12Shanduka Group acquires minority stake in Nigeria-based mobile telecommunications companyMTN Nigeria from MTN groupSouth Africa-based investment company Shanduka Group acquired minority stake in Nigeria-based mobiletelecommunications company MTN Nigeria from MTN group for a consideration of USD 335 million. Thetransaction was done through Shanduka`s wholly owned subsidiary, Shanduka TelecommunicationMauritius. The deal is in line with Shanduka`s strategy to invest in key sectors of Africa as well asexpanding its operation in Nigerian market. MTN Nigeria (subsidiary of MTN Group), operates as mobileoperator in Nigeria with 45.64 million active subscribers. MTN group, founded in 1994 and led by RSDabengwa (CEO), operates as mobile telecommunications service provider in 21 countries of Africa andthe Middle East. Shanduka, founded in 2011 by Cyril Ramaphosa, operates as an investment company. 3/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi ResearchInvestments15-Nov-12US-based WaveDivision Holdings raises USD 1.052 billion from Oak Hill Capital Partners and GIPartners in equity and debt financing roundUS-based cable and broadband service provider WaveDivision Holdings, LLC has raised USD 1.052 billionin equity and debt financing round from group of investors including Oak Hill Capital Partners and GIPartners. The debt portion was led by Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo. The company intends to utilize thefunding in expanding its services West Coast and expand its sales and marketing efforts. WaveDivisionHoldings, LLC founded in 2002 and led by its CEO Steve Weed is engaged in offering cable TV, highspeed internet and phone services in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Sacramento. It has over395,000 subscriptions and offers it services under Wave broadband, Wave Business Solutions, AstoundBroadband and Astound Business Solutions. Oak Hill Capital Partners is the US based private equity withover USD 8.2 billion asset under its management.13-Nov-12Irish integrated telecommunications service provider Digiweb Ltd. raises EUR 14.5 million fromQuay Ventures and Ulster Bank in equity and debtIreland based integrated telecommunication service provider Digiweb Ltd. has raised EUR 14.5 millionfrom Quay Ventures and Ulster Bank in equity and debt. In conjunction with the investment Brain Kelly ofQuay Venture will join company`s board of directors. The company intends to utilize the funding inlaunching wholesale service division and expand its services in Ireland and Europe. Digiweb, Ltd. Foundedin 1997 and led by Group CEO Colm Piercy is engaged in offering full-service national communications andmanaged services including nationwide broadband access, residential and business voice telephoneservices, enterprise data network, data centre and web hosting services, managed services. 4/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi ResearchMergers and AcquisitionsDate reported Deal Value Transaction2-Nov-12 N.A. Russian telecommunication services provider MTS acquires 100% stake in Russian fixed line broadband service provider Pilot LLC2-Nov-12 N.A. Russian telecommunication services provider MTS acquires 100% stake in Russian Pay-TV service provider TVKiK LLC2-Nov-12 NZD 42.1 million New Zealand-based broadband internet services provider TeamTalk acquires New Zealand-based telecom services provider Farmside Group2-Nov-12 USD 19.6 million Unified communications and cloud services firm Fusion Telecommunications acquires telecoms and cloud services firm Network Billing Systems2-Nov-12 USD 875 million Canada-based information service provider MDA acquires US-based communication based applications SSL for USD 875 million5-Nov-12 N.A. Broadband technology company Ubee Interactive Corp merges with small cells and Radio Access Network solutions provider UbeeAirWalk Inc5-Nov-12 N.A. Finnish network equipment solutions provider Boftel acquires fixed network assets of Nokia Siemens Networks5-Nov-12 N.A. US-based enterprise collaboration solutions provider Jive Software acquires real-time communications platform Meetings.io6-Nov-12 N.A. Danish cable TV operator & broadband services provider YouSee merges with Danish mobile telecom & broadband service provider Onfone6-Nov-12 N.A. Danish fixed telecom and broadband services provider Fullrate A/S merges with Danish mobile telecom and broadband service provider M17-Nov-12 USD 0.6 million My Net Fone Ltd acquires Australia-based inbound telecom services Callstream for USD 0.6 million7-Nov-12 USD 480 million US-based mobile telecom operator Sprint Nextel Corp acquires certain business operation of United States Cellular Corp for USD 480 million12-Nov-12 N.A. Network infrastructure company Wireless Facilities Inc acquires wireless tower services company Telecommunications Contracting Company Inc13-Nov-12 EUR 99 million Telecommunication services provider Koninklijke KPN NV acquires additional 10% stake in Dutch FTTH provider Reggefiber13-Nov-12 N.A. US-based electronic payment solutions provider Euronet Worldwide acquires New Zealand-based prepaid mobile and gift cards retailer Ezi-Pay13-Nov-12 RBL 8 million Telecom service provider MTS acquires 5.51% stake in Russian broadband & Pay-TV service provider TelecompanySpectr OJSC for RUB 8 million14-Nov-12 N.A. China-based telecom equipment company UTStarcom Holdings Corp acquires 44% stake in US-based Over-The-Top video solutions provider aioTV Inc14-Nov-12 USD 4.75 million My Net Fone Ltd acquires Australia-based internet service provider Connexus Internet for USD 4.75 million18-Nov-12 EUR 12.3 million Egyptian telecom operator Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) acquires Egyptian undersea cable network Med Cable19-Nov-12 SGD 88.8 million The North Star Group acquires 50.5% stake in Singapore-based communication equipment company Nera Telecommunications Ltd from Eltek ASA19-Nov-12 USD 2 million Albiva Holdings AG acquires Switzerland-based optical components manufacturer Enablence Switzerland AG from Enablence Technologies Inc19-Nov-12 USD 275 million Telecom infrastructure firm Dycom Industries acquires all the telecom infrastructure subsidiaries of Quanta Services Inc20-Nov-12 N.A. US-based mobile roaming solutions provider Roamware Inc acquires Netherlands based Unify Group Holdings BV.21-Nov-12 N.A. Irish cloud-based telephony services provider Blueface acquires Italian cloud-based business telephony services provider Kebu Srl 5/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi ResearchDate reported Deal Value Transaction21-Nov-12 RMB 12.2 billion China Unicom acquires fixed-line infrastructure assets of China United Network Communications Group for CNY 12.2 billion22-Nov-12 N.A. UK-based M2M communication services provider Eseye Ltd acquires UK-based M2M communication hardware solutions developer Dataflex26-Nov-12 EUR 205 million Antin infrastructure Partners acquires certain mobile tower assets of French mobile telecom operator Bouygues Telecom for EUR 205 million26-Nov-12 N.A. Cloud services platform operator Interoute Communications acquires broadband and wireless communications services firm Comendo Network A/S26-Nov-12 N.A. Grupo MRF Cartuja acquires Spain-based wireless communication service provider Clearwire Espana SA from Clearwire Corp27-Nov-12 EUR 60 million Italian fibre optic network operator F2i Reti TLC acquires 25.7% stake in fiber optic network operator Metroweb SpA from A2A SpA27-Nov-12 HKD 45 million VelaTel Global Communications acquires Chinese MVNO China Motion Telecom (HK) Ltd from China Motion Telecom International Ltd28-Nov-12 N.A. Enterprise des P&T acquires remaining 25% stake in telecommunications convergence solution provider Netcore PSF SA from Systemsgroup SA28-Nov-12 USD 30 million US-based telecommunications service provider Blackfoot Telecommunications Group acquires FairPoint Idaho from FairPoint Communications Inc28-Nov-12 USD 335 million Shanduka Group acquires minority stake in Nigeria-based mobile telecommunications company MTN Nigeria from MTN group29-Nov-12 USD 22.4 million Bel Fuse Inc acquires Transpower magnetics business of Swiss electronic component manufacturer TE Connectivity Ltd for USD 22.4 million30-Nov-12 N.A. OJSC Rostelecom acquires Russian mobile communication service provider Astrakhan GSM Zao from Smarts Zao 6/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi ResearchInvestmentsDate reported Deal Value Transaction1-Nov-12 N.A. Chinese telecom networks and systems manufacturer GuoyingTengyue Microelectronics raises investment from Gold Match Silver Fund1-Nov-12 USD 6 million Unified communications and cloud services firm Fusion Telecommunications raises USD 6 million in equity funding from a group of investors13-Nov-12 EUR 14.5 million Irish integrated telecommunications service provider Digiweb Ltd. raises EUR 14.5 million from Quay Ventures and Ulster Bank in equity and debt15-Nov-12 USD 1,052 million US-based WaveDivision Holdings raises USD 1.052 billion from Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI Partners in equity and debt financing round.28-Nov-12 USD 1 million US-based online video personal gym training solutions provider Wello raises USD 1 million in investment from group of investors28-Nov-12 USD 14.35 million US-based network infrastructure solutions provider Versa Networks raises USD 14.35 million from Sequoia Capital led group of investors 7/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi Research About Us We are a UK based research and advisory firm specialising in the global media, telecom and technology industries. We work closely with companies on strategic issues, such as identifying and analysing new growth opportunities, especially in emerging markets and digital media; we also perform competitor benchmarking and acquisition/partner search. In addition, we operate a leading online business intelligence service which offers a wide range of industry and company data and reports; this service can be accessed at G2Mi.com. G2Mi.com G2Mi.com is a leading online business intelligence service focused on the media, telecom and technology industries. The G2Mi service offers data, analysis and insights on companies, markets, transactions and trends in the global media and telecoms industry. The service is based around five key analysis tools: Company Profiles; Company Analyzer; Sector Snapshots; Transactions Data; and Premium Reports. Together they provide a comprehensive set of data for industry and company analysis, enabling subscribers to rapidly gather and assess business critical information. For further information If you are interested in subscribing to G2Mi, please contact: Harjinder Singh-Heer Director, Heernet Ventures Limited harjinder@heernet.com +44 (0) 208 180 7223 8/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited
    • Global Telecom SectorG2Mi ResearchABOUT THE AUTHORThis report is published by Heernet Ventures Limited.Month Published:December 2012Published by:Heernet Ventures LimitedPrivate Limited Company. Registered in England (No. 4829700)© Heernet Ventures Limited 2012.All Rights Reserved.All corporate logos, images and brands are copyright of the respective companies.TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USEEvery attempt has been made to ensure that the information in this report is correct at the time of publication. HeernetVentures Limited and its Directors do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions within this report. Unlessspecified, the views expressed in this report are purely those of the author.The content of this report does not in any way constitute investment advice or investment recommendations. Heernetventures limited does not provide investment advice or investment advisory services and is not regulated by theFinancial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK or any other financial services regulator in any other country.The content of this report cannot be reproduced without the written permission of the author. This copy must not becirculated in either electronic or print format outside of the purchasing organisation. 9/9 © Heernet Ventures Limited