Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Fall 2014 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services QuarterlyThe broader public market slowed significantly during the course of our Fall reporting period, and these market headwinds undoubtedly helped the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) dip into the red for this reporting period. The TBSI fell 4.1 percent, marking the first three month period since our Summer 2013 report that it did not deliver a positive return.

This compares to a three month increase in the S&P 500 Index of 0.6 percent and a three month increase in the NASDAQ of 1.9 percent. The TBSI’s year-over-year returns have fallen into single digit territory and now stand at 8.1 percent...

M&A transaction volume continued at a robust pace with 35 transactions for this most recent three month period. This puts 2014 squarely on track to have the most announced transactions of any year of the last five. Encouragingly, announced transaction dollar volume also picked up and was slightly more than $600 million for the three month period.

Download here: FOCUS Telecom Technology and Services Group's Telecom Business Services Quarterly - Fall 2014 Report, Vol. 4, No. 4.