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Fiber Optic Network Service Providers: Merger and Acquisition Deal List

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity involving fiber optic network service providers remains steady. Here's a sampling of fiber optic M&A deals that ChannelE2E has tracked.

15. July 2020: Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital acquired telecom and fiber optic network service provider Otelco.

14. July 2020: Investment firms APG Group and Fiera Infrastructure acquired Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings – also known as Conterra Networks.

13. June 2020: Fiber optic service provider FirstLight acquired some fiber assets from DFT Communications.

12. May 2020: Charlotte, North Carolina’s Segra completed the NorthState acquisition — gaining a high-speed bandwidth services provider in Segra’s. home state.

11. May 2020: South Reach Networks acquired the Florida fiber and colocation assets of Resurgence Infrastructure Group.

10. April 2020: Fiber network provider Transtelco acquired Neutrona Networks International, a software-defined service provider in Latin America & the Caribbean.

9. April 2020: Private equity firm Grain Management acquired Hunter Communications.

8. March 2020: Metronet acquired Jaguar Communications.

7. February 2020: Everstream, a Cleveland-based fiber networks provider, acquired Detroit’s Rocket Fiber.

6. May 2019: FirstLight acquired Maine Fiber Company, extending FirstLight’s fiber network throughout Maine and providing a unique route for the company into Canada.

5. May 2019: Fiber network owner Zayo Group Holdings was bought by Digital Colony Partners and EQT Partners for more than $8 billion.

4. Apr 2018: ZenFi Networks and Cross River Fiber merged to create a “leading communications infrastructure provider” that offers fiber and colocation services in the New York and New Jersey metro areas.

3. May 2018: ExteNet Systems acquired Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), gaining a fiber optic infrastructure footprint across the New York and New Jersey region.

2. Jul 2017: EQT bought Lumos Networks for approximately $950 million.

1. Dec 2016: Consolidated Communications acquired FairPoint Communications, a broadband fiber and managed services provider for $1.5 billion in stock.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.