Sale of Internet service companies

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BY : Diego GutiérrezJanuary Mon, 2019

We analyse from the point of view of corporate finance some of the company sales of internet services confirmed in the last year 2018. We talk about a generalised sector, where a customer can obtain mailing services, FTP, Telnet or telephony services, among others. In this post we talk about the Spanish operator Excom, which ended the year with a triple acquisition, and other sales operations worldwide.

Spanish broadband operator Excom

With more than 11 years of experience in the sector, Excom defines itself as a broadband operator which has its own telecommunications network based on 4G LTE, WIMAX and SATELLITE technology. The company's mission is to offer a quality Internet, fixed and mobile telephony service in rural and non-urban areas, sparsely populated or poorly served by large operatorsand all of this without the need for telephone wiring.

Continuing with its growth plan, Excom confirmed on 19 December three company purchases related to its activity. The first of these was the operator TelewifiThe operation consisted of the purchase of the company, based in Benamejí (Córdoba), for 60,000 euros. The operation consisted of the acquisition of the 50% of the operator of Least Cost Routing Telecom.

The second company sold to Excom was Megavista for an amount of 1.25 million. The selling party was composed of Lormar Hotels, Gar-Sistemas de Gestión, and some private individuals. Megavista, based in Elche, is an operator of rural Internet, broadband and IP telephony services, among others.

Finally, and at the same time, Excom also acquired the operator Wificom. This operator offers its services in Alicantewith low rates for home internet and rural internet. In this last sale the operation has been unknown.

Luis Abenza, CEO of Excom, said the following about this triple deal: "With these operations we consolidate our presence in the Valencian Community and Andalusia, where we are working to deploy new FTTH and FWB networks, in order to offer our customers the best possible service. high-speed internet services at competitive prices to more and more customers.

Other operations in the sector worldwide

  • On 9 November, the sale of the US company was publicly announced. Finisar Corporationtechnology company for fibre optic subsystems and network performance test systemsin order to merge with II-VI Incorporated. The transaction is estimated to be financed by cash and shares of the company with an equity value of approx. 3.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in mid-2019, subject to the approval of each company's shareholders.


  • Zayothe international provider of fibre, light and IP services, entered into an agreement on 31 June to acquire Neutral Path Communications and Near North Partners for 31.5 million. This operation became the latest in a series of acquisitions The service provider made of the regional fibre operators. Neutral Path, on the other hand, is a long-distance infrastructure provider which operates a fibre network in the Midwestern United States.


  • On 16 October the company J2 Global (Los Angeles, California), completed five acquisitions in the third quarter of 2018. One of these was the purchase of Communicator CorpJ2 Global, a digital communications company that specialises in providing mobile and email communications. J2 Global thus increased the company's global customer base and provided access to new markets.


  • is a global provider of full range Internet services and online marketing solutions for SMEs. On 21 June it announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Groupin a transaction that was valued at approximately 2 trillion dollars.
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