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EOH, The Most Prolific M&A Company in the SA ICT Sector

EOH Holdings Limited (EOH) is the most prolific M&A company in the SA ICT sector. Analysis of the revenue streams over the period 2011 to 2016 shows that by FY2016, EOH had earned 63% of its revenues from the cumulative acquisitions it had made over this period. The EOH challenge, however, is how to continue […]

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Vumatel/Fibrehoods deal underlines the FTTH Economics of Scale Factor

Summary Economics of scale is a critical success factor for open access fibre networks. Achieving scale gives open access network providers a strong competitive advantage. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a critical tool used by fibre network operators in achieving scale. The Vumatel acquisition of Fibrehoods represents the latest M&A deal in the open access […]

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Blue Label Telecoms – Cell C Deal Update

In October 2016, Blue Label Telecoms announced that it had increased its offer to R5.5 bn for 45% equity in Cell C. In December 2015, the company offered R4 bn for 30% equity. The new offer does not change the fundamentals of the refinancing deal. We expect that the new deal will not bring any […]

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MTN Sells Afrihost

Competition Commission The Commission has approved without conditions the intermediate merger whereby Newshelf 1363 (Pty) Ltd (Newshelf) intends to acquire Afrihost. Newshelf is a newly incorporated firm that does not conduct any activities. Afrihost is an internet service provider whose activities include data hosting services and ancillary services, retail asymmetrical digital subscriber line internet access […]