Posts Tagged ‘Telefonica’

Orange Buys Up Jazztel in Spanish Market

Orange Buys Up Jazztel in Spanish Market

As Spain’s economic recovery continues, and both the government and international organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) upgrade their growth forecasts, M&A deals are thriving! The latest protagonist is French telecoms operator Orange which last month won approval from Spanish regulators for its 3.4 billion euros buyout of local broadband and cellphone operator Jazztel PLC. The European Commission gave the deal its green light after Orange agreed to a package of divestments and network-sharing agreements to help launch a new telecoms operator in Spain.

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MasMovil Ibercom Buys Xtra Telecom

MasMovil Ibercom Buys Xtra Telecom

Spanish telecommunications provider MasMovil Ibercom is back on the M&A trail in its quest to become one of the country’s top five operators.
In July, it closed a preliminary agreement to buy The Phone House Holdings’ Spanish unit Xtra Telecom.

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Telecoms Merger Creates Competition for Vodafone

Telecoms Merger Creates Competition for Vodafone

The fight for market share amongst Spain’s telecommunications firms is gaining momentum in the wake of recent M&A deals.
Last month, business-focused telco Ibercom and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) MasMovil announced plans to merge and become the third largest operator in the sector.
The agreement will enhance the companies’ capabilities to compete, by integrating fixed and mobile voice and data services

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Vodafone Snaps Up Spain’s ONO for $10 Billion

Vodafone Snaps Up Spain’s ONO for $10 Billion

Vodafone has taken another step towards achieving its goal of becoming a top European integrated communications provider with its recent swoop on Spanish cable operator ONO.

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Top Mergers and Acquisitions in Spain in 2013

Top Mergers and Acquisitions in Spain in 2013

Spain saw a slew of M&A deals in 2013, such as Bill Gates’ headline-grabbing purchase of stake in construction company FCC and Telefonica’s buy of Germany’s E-Plus. The mergers and acquisitions market notched up a nearly 30 per cent increase from a year earlier.

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Strategic Alliances Boost Spanish Firms’ Technology Offerings

Strategic Alliances Boost Spanish Firms’ Technology Offerings

Spain has seen an increase in strategic alliances in part due to the economic downturn, which has driven many companies to seek partners to enhance their business prospects. After spearheading the merger of four savings banks, Spanish lender Kutxabank recognised the challenge it faced to integrate their different IT systems, and so formed a strategic alliance with global IT giant IBM.

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Top Spanish Companies Back Research and Development

Top Spanish Companies Back Research and Development

Research and development (R&D) is vital for any firm aiming to reach the top and stay there. A company’s reputation for innovation is a big attraction for any potential investor. R&D investment has always been a priority for Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica and leading bank Santander, as well as other Spanish firms like Indra Sistemas and Grifols.

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Argali Abogados Advises IE Business School Entrepreneurs Free of Charge

Argali Abogados Advises IE Business School Entrepreneurs Free of Charge

As Spain exits a two-year recession and embarks on a slow but sure economic recovery, both the government and the business community know how important it is to encourage entrepreneurs. Madrid-based Spanish law firm Argali Abogados has launched two programmes to support Spanish entrepreneurs and make them more competitive both at home and abroad.

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M&A in Spain on Up And Up in 2013

M&A in Spain on Up And Up in 2013

Spain has been a hub for M&A in 2013, a fact that is not surprising given the extent of deleveraging by its banks, forced to sell off assets to clean up their balance sheets and boost capital. But banks have not been alone in disposing of non-core assets.

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The Rise of Spanish Business Incubators

The Rise of Spanish Business Incubators

In the wake of the 2008 global economic crisis, business incubators are thriving, driven by high unemployment and the need to replace jobs in dying industries. Spain has seen a significant rise in these accelerators, as they are often called, and is carving out a reputation in this field.

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