Chart: 2012's top wireline M&As


Below are the top 10 mergers & acquisitions announced or completed in 2012, ranked by dollar amount (where disclosed). Check out our complete special report here.

Top wireline M&As in 2012
Buyer Company Bought Company Type Dollar Amount
Zayo  AboveNet Business service provider $2.2 billion
Berkshire Sidera and Lightower CLEC $2 billion
Consolidated Communications SureWest ILEC $340.9 million
Cisco  Cariden Software $141 million
TDS Vital Support Systems Cloud services $45 million
Marlin Equity Partners Nokia Siemens Networks' optical division Optical Networking undisclosed
Calix Ericsson's access division Last Mile access division undisclosed
HickoryTech IdeaOne CLEC $28 million
Hawaiian Telcom Wavecom CLEC $13 million
Ritter  Millington ILEC undisclosed