Download the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Quarterly: Winter 2016 Report

FOCUS Telecom Business Services QuarterlyIn public markets, while the FOCUS Telecom Business Services Index (TBSI) managed to get back to a positive return for our winter reporting period, it did so by a relatively slim margin. The TBSI gained only 0.5% over the past three months. This significantly trailed both the 6.5% gain in the S&P 500 and the 8.4% gain in the NASDAQ over the same time frame. The TBSI had a mixed performance compared to the broader indices for the full year of 2015. The TBSI’s 2.1% gain for the year compared favorably to the 0.7% drop in the S&P 500 but lagged the 5.7% gain in the NASDAQ…

While not quite as strong as our fall reporting period, the final three months of 2015 were still an active time for M&A with 38 total transactions. Once again, we failed to see a signature large transaction in the period, and total announced transaction dollar volume for the past three months was only $144 million. For the full year, the 155 announced transactions in 2015 made this the most active year for M&A in any of the last five.

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