E-commerce in India is attracting buyers in a society where Internet access is increasing, and international investors are starting to take note.
France’s largest telecommunications company and Bouygues Telecom, the nation’s third-largest mobile provider, had discussed partnerships or a potential merger.
Com Hem, which was acquired by the private equity firm BC Partners in 2011, priced its offering at 58 Swedish kronor a share, giving it a market capitalization of about $1.7 billion.
The takeover would add to the size of Level 3 Communications, already one of the biggest providers of back-end Internet services in the United States.
Antitrust regulators in Washington will have to assess whether a combined wireless company would be good for consumers.
A rush of multibillion-dollar acquisitions has reshaped the United States wireless market in the last three years, and it is hard to see what meaningful assets remain.
No one has pushed for a merger of Sprint and T-Mobile harder than Masayoshi Son, the chief of SoftBank. And unlike many of his billionaire peers, Mr. Son isn’t afraid of expressing himself.
The deal, in which Sprint would acquire T-Mobile, would create a more formidable rival to the two largest wireless phone providers in the United States, Verizon and AT&T.
Zenefits, which delivers its software to businesses over the cloud, is said to be valued at $500 million after the latest financing round.
The virtual currency moved further into the commercial mainstream as the pay-television operator said it would be the largest company so far to accept Bitcoin for payment.
Under the terms of the $48.5 billion deal, AT&T will pay about $95 a share in stock and cash as it looks to gain leverage in negotiations over its video offerings.
Peter Chernin, the former News Corporation president, has joined with AT&T to commit more than $500 million to a new investment vehicle focused on online video.