Big M&A Update: Windstream, Verizon, Avaya, CenturyLink, More

Scroll through to catch up on who's buying whom — and why. All have channel implications.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

April 9, 2018

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We didn’t have to look far to fill this roundup of M&A updates and newly announced mergers and acquisitions.

March roared in with Verizon closing its Straight Path buy – paying a huge fine in the process – and CallTower diving deeper into the cloud by purchasing Appia. The month ended on a high with Plantronics saying it would snatch up Polycom for $2 billion and Windstream wrapping its acquisition of MassComm. In the middle was CenturyLink selling off assets as a condition of its Level 3 buy.

Those are just five of the 15 noteworthy mergers and acquisitions from March that are highlighted in our roundup below. Scroll through to catch up on who’s buying whom — and why. All have channel implications.

The consolidation craze continues!

Looking for more M&A? Click here to see the biggest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions from February.

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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