Consolidation

Unofficial Notes from Hogan Lovells’ 2017 Winnik Forum

LINK: Unofficial Notes from Hogan Lovells 2017 Winnik Forum (13 pages) Executive Summary Hogan Lovells hosted the 2017 Winnik Form, named after a late partner, Joel Winnik, on Thursday November 9th in their Washington, D.C. office. This year’s event was a half-day, focused on “Convergence and Competition.” It’s seems trite to say, but the number […]

The Road to Approval for a Sprint/T-Mobile Merger May Run Through DISH Network

It’s no secret that Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) have been exploring a potential merger and that there are significant concerns over whether such a merger would be approved. Sprint and T-Mobile argue that the US wireless market is a near-duopoly dominated by ATT (T) and Verizon (VZ) with a combined market share of approximately […]

Foreign Wireless Companies bBuying their US Counterparts….

The past few weeks we have seen two major wireless transactions announced.  First Deutsche Telecom backed  T-mobile announced an acquisition MetroPCS and late last week the Japan’s Softbank announced it was paying $20 billion for a 70% interest in Sprint.  Why does foreign firms find US wireless companies so attractive?  On first blush, it does […]