Download the FOCUS U.S. Communications Service Provider Quarterly: Spring 2015 Report

FOCUS U.S. Communication Service Provider QuarterlyIn public markets, the FOCUS Communications Service Provider Index (CSPI) experienced a second straight reporting period with a modest loss. After the -0.2% loss in our Winter reporting period, the CSPI dropped another 0.9% this Spring. This underperformed both the 0.4% gain in the S&P 500 and the 3.5% gain in the NASDAQ over this same reporting period. For the 12-month period, the CSP is up 4.2%. Once again, this trails the broader indices, each of which posted double digit gains over the past year…

The number of Communications Service Provider M&A transactions moderated slightly in our Spring reporting period. We counted 16 total transactions, which is certainly a respectable figure, but not as high as the elevated levels we have seen in our last few reporting periods. However, the dollar volume of activity remained extremely high with slightly more than $21 billion in total announced transaction dollar volume …

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