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Report: $5.7bn gaming investments in 2018

Report: $5.7bn gaming investments in 2018

Digi-Capital’s Games Report Q1 2019 tracked games companies raising $5.7 billion (€4.9bn) in 2018, which was over twice the previous record investment from 2017. Tim Sweeney’s Epic Games’ $1.25 billion…

SS/L wins Geo-satellite order from Sweden

A Swedish company, Ovzon, which in October booked a satellite launch contract from SpaceX, has now confirmed it has ordered a geostationary satellite from Space Systems/Loral.  But there are conditions.…

KIPCO bailing out on OSN

One of Kuwait’s sovereign wealth funds, KIPCO is looking to sell its stake in Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN (the former Orbit-Showtime Network). Goldman Sachs has reportedly been hired to find…

Report: $25bn games deals could signal top of the market

Report: $25bn games deals could signal top of the market

This year’s record $25 billion games deals over just 9 months could mean we’ve hit the top of the market, as detailed in Digi-Capital’s new Games Report Q4 2018. Last…

Sonos to mount IPO

Fast-growing high-end wireless audio specialists Sonos is to mount an Initial Public Offering (IPO). California-based Sonos, which has not made an annual profit since 2014, issued its regulatory filing on…

Xiaomi launches $10bn Hong Kong listing

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to $10 billion (€8.35bn). The stock market flotation…

AT&T pulls DirecTV LatAm IPO

The long-awaited, but much delayed, Initial Public Offering (IPO) for the AT&T-owned Vrio division is not going ahead – at least for the moment. Vrio looks after the DirecTV broadcast…

MTG splits off Nordic Entertainment Group

MTG splits off Nordic Entertainment Group

The Board of Directors of digital entertainment group Modern Times Group has decided to initiate a process to split MTG into two companies – Modern Times Group MTG AB and…

AT&T files for potential DirecTV LatAm IPO

AT&T files for potential DirecTV LatAm IPO

US telco AT&T has confirmed that it has filed of a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of a minority…

AT&T confirms DirecTV LatAm spin-off

US telco AT&T says it is planning an IPO for its DirecTV Latin America division. AT&T says it will be floating a minority interest in DTV-LA. The IPO will likely…

Platinum Eagle fund from Sagansky and Sloan

Serial media entrepreneurs Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan have raised $325 million in their new Platinum Eagle Acquisition fund designed to take advantage of what they say is a particularly…

Altice to spin off US ops

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media company Altice N.V. is to separate Altice USA Inc. from Altice N.V. (which will be renamed Altice Europe). The separation will enable each…

APT mounts Chinese IPO

Bermuda-incorporated (but operating from Hong Kong) APT Satellite, and backed by China Satellite Communications (CSCC), has issued new shares which will be traded on the Chinese mainland. Its shares were…

Liberty completes LatAm split-off

Suggesting the newly-listed company is well-positioned to leverage world-class technology, innovation and scale, Liberty Latin America, which has telecommunications operations in Chile, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other parts of…

Arqiva IPO latest

Last week, UK-based transmission and teleport operator Arqiva pulled its IPO citing market volatility as the reason. Now it seems that a trade sale could be in the offing. The…

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