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Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – EMEA

DNA (Finland)
Telenor's acquisition of DNA from Finda Telecoms Oy and PHP Holding Oy for E1.5bn
Advised by Barclays (Telenor); Nordea (DNA shareholders)

Global Telecoms Holdings (Egypt, Various) – subject to closing
VEON's mandatory tender offer for the remaining shares in GTH for US$2.3bn
Advised by Citi and LionTree (VEON)

Inmarsat (UK) – subject to closing
Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus, CPPIB and OTPP's acquisition of Inmarsat from shareholders for US3.3bn
Advised by UBS (consortium); JPMorgan, PJT Partners, Credit Suisse (Inmarsat).

Liberty Global 'Germany and CEE portfolio' (CEE, Various)
Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's Germany and CEE portfolio for E18.4bn
Advised by LionTree, Goldman Sachs (Liberty); Robey Warshaw, UBS, Morgan Stanley (Vodafone)

United Group (SE Europe, Various)
BC Partners' acquisition of United Group from KKR for an undisclosed amount (c. E2.6bn)
Advised by Morgan Stanley, LionTree (BC Partners); Credit Suisse (United Group)

Mid-Cap Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Europe

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets' acquisition of KCOM from shareholders for £628m
Advised by: Barclays (Macquarie); Rothschild & Co, Peel Hunt, Investec Bank (KCOM)

Manx Telecom (UK)
Basalt Infrastructure Partners' acquisition of Manx Telecom from shareholders for £255m
Advised by Oakley Advisory, Liberum Capital (Manx Telecom)

Melita (Malta)
EQT's acquisition of Melita from Apax Partners and Fortino Capital for an undisclosed sum
Advised by Lazard (Apax Partners and Fortino Capital)

NewVoiceMedia (UK)
Vonage's acquisition of NewVoiceMedia from shareholders for US$350m
Advised by: JP Morgan (Vonage); Jefferies (NewVoiceMedia)

Tele2 NL (The Netherlands)
T-Mobile NL's (Deutsche Telekom) acquisition and merger with Tele2 NL for E190m
Advised by Credit Suisse, JP Morgan (DT); Rothschild (Tele2)

Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Asia

Etisalat Lanka (Sri Lanka)
CK Hutchison's acquisition of Etisalat Lanka from Etisalat Group for an undisclosed amount.
Advised by JP Morgan (CK Hutchison)

Kcell (Kazakhstan)
Kazakhtelecom's acquisition of Kcell from Telia Company and Fintur Holdings for US$446m.
Advised by UBS (Telia).

M1 (Singapore)
Keppel Corp and Singapore Press Holdings' acquisition of a minority stake in M1 from Axiata Group for MYR 1.65bn (US$404m)
Advised by Credit Suisse (SPH); DBS (Keppel); Morgan Stanley (Axiata Group)

Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited (Myanmar)
TPG Capital's acquisition of Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited from shareholders for an undisclosed amount
Redpeak Advisers (TPG Capital)

Vodafone New Zealand (New Zealand)
Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management's acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand from Vodafone for N$3.4bn (US$2.23bn)
Advised by Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Craigs Limited (Vodafone)

WTT HK (Hong Kong)
HKBN's acquisition of WTT HK from TPG Capital and MBK Partners for HK$10.5bn (US$1.34bn)
Advised by Goldman Sachs (WTT shareholders, MBK and TPG Capital); JP Morgan (HKBN)