12 Recent Networking Mergers And Acquisitions To Keep An Eye On

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Money Involved: $2.3 billion (stock plus debt assumption)

Why It Matters: The hunter became the hunted: service provider Paetec, which has been active in acquiring VARs over the past two years, agreed in early August to be acquired by Windstream for $2.3 billion. It's one of the biggest deals yet in the rapidly consolidating service provider arena, and will expand Windstream's national footprint to 46 states, as well as add fiber network assets and headcount.


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