Philippines’ PLDT Sells Telecom Towers to Malaysian Firms for $1.5B

Fourth EstatePhilippines' PLDT Sells Telecom Towers to Malaysian Firms for $1.5B

PLDT, the Philippines’ largest telecom company, announced on Tuesday that it sold thousands of its telecoms towers to two Malaysian firms for 77 billion pesos ($1.47 billion). Smart Communications and Digitel Mobile Philippines, both PLDT subsidiaries, have signed deals to …

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Apollo Global May Participate in Twitter Bid

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management is reportedly considering participating in a bid for Twitter as a lender to potential buyers, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Apollo has held discussions about financing bidders to buy Twitter, according to people familiar …

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Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $41B

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Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for about 41 billion USD and said that the platform needs to go private to thrive and serve free speech, days after rejecting a seat on Twitter’s board. Musk offered to buy 100% …

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Google to Acquire Cybersecurity Firm Mandiant

Google has entered into a deal to acquire cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4 billion in cash to support its booming cloud business. Google had offered $23 per share which, according to the cybersecurity firm, was at a 57 percent premium …

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Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard for Almost $70 billion

Microsoft announced it will acquire Activision-Blizzard for $68.7 billion. “Microsoft will acquire Activision Blizzard for $95.00 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, inclusive of Activision Blizzard’s net cash. When the transaction closes, Microsoft will become the …

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Take-Two Acquires Zynga for $12.7 Billion

Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K Publisher Take-Two has bought Farmville maker Zynga for $12.7 billion. “We are thrilled to announce our transformative transaction with Zynga, which significantly diversifies our business and establishes our leadership position in mobile, the fastest-growing …

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Bruce Springsteen Sells Entire Music Catalogue to Sony for $500m

Double Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen has reportedly sold his masters and song publishing rights to Sony Music for $500 million (€442 million). According to several US publications, the transaction grants Sony ownership of his 20 studio albums, including masterpieces such …

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