Verizon and Vodafone Agree to $130 Billion Deal
Vodafone has agreed to sell its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications for $130 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal is not yet official, and must still be approved by the companies' boards of directors. That approval and an official announcement may come as soon as Monday, says the Journal. Vodafone's board planned to meet today to discuss the matter, and Verizon's board will convene once Vodafone's board comes to a decision. The deal will give Verizon Communications 100% control over Verizon Wireless, which has until now been a joint venture.
Verizon Closer to $10B Asset Sale to Pay Down Debt
Verizon Communications has lined up several deals that will earn it up to $10 billion, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company took on a massive amount of debt to buy Vodafone's portion of Verizon Wireless last year.
Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion
Verizon Communications today confirmed plans to sell part of its wireline telephone and internet business to Frontier Communications for $10 billion. The deal covers Verizon's consumer and business assets in California, Florida, and Texas.
Verizon to Buy Yahoo's Internet Business for $4.8B
Verizon Communications today said that it has agreed to buy Yahoo's core internet and search businesses for $4.83 billion. Yahoo's properties will join AOL under Verizon's ownership, to be managed by Marni Walden, EVP and President of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization at Verizon.
Verizon Picks Up XO's Fiber Network to Beef Up Backhaul
Verizon Communications today said it has agreed to acquire XO Communications' fiber business for $1.8 billion. The deal, says Verizon, will help it serve its enterprise and wholesale customers, as well as allow Verizon to further densify its cellular network.
It Finally Happened
I wonder if Vodaphone will now buy Sprint or T-Mobile or rather take the money and run.